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owl in Birds topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishowlowl /aŹŠl/ ā—ā—ā—‹ noun [countable] šŸ”Š šŸ”Š owl.jpg HBBa bird with large eyes that hunts at night
Examples from the Corpus
owlā€¢ Whereas most people were in their beds asleep, there were a few owls who understood the pleasure of darkness.ā€¢ Like the great horned owl, these owls should now be getting ready to nest.ā€¢ You might think we were being a bit over-cautious, but these were two very young and inexperienced owls we were releasing.ā€¢ Most owls are nocturnal, hunting at night for similar prey to the diurnal or day-hunting hawks.ā€¢ The only exception is in cases of self-defense, which seems unlikely in a confrontation with the pygmy owl.ā€¢ In 1991, federal judge William Dwyer banned most logging in Washington and Oregon to save those three thousand spotted owls.ā€¢ He put the owl lamp down.ā€¢ The owls are often seen outside the barn first thing in the morning, and they nip into the hay when disturbed.