[CT Birds] more on barred owl calls

Susan Meiman sue_meiman at hotmail.com
Fri Oct 3 13:51:12 EDT 2008

Hi  - As has already been mentioned, the standard "who cooks for you" call is higher-pitched in females than in males.  There's some overlap in the range of pitch, however.  Individual owls will also sometimes throw in whinnies, tremolos, and extra notes - the additions don't seem to be sex-specific.

A good library of barred owl calls is at 

I'd add that the whine, squeal, and siren sounds that are on that page can be made by both males and females.

The www.owlcam.com site has more samples throughout the site, for those who can't get enough.  

Andover, Connecticut

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