Pradeep Bansal | Barred owl
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The Barred owl is also known as a Swamp owl, Striped owl, Hoot owl, Wood owl and Rain owl. It gets its distinctive name from the horizontal stripes on its chest and vertical ones on its belly. Smaller than the Eagle owl, it is nevertheless almost 25 inches in height with a wingspan of 50 inches and weighs almost upto 2 lbs.