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Noun: screech owl  'skreech,awl
  1. Any owl that has a screeching cry
  2. Small North American owl having hornlike tufts of feathers whose call sounds like a quavering whistle
    - Otus asio

Derived forms: screech owls

Type of: bird of Minerva, bird of night, hooter, owl

Part of: genus Otus, Otus

Encyclopedia: Screech owl