hawk owl

grey-and-white diurnal hawk-like owl of northern parts of the northern hemisphere
Syn: ↑Surnia ulula
Hypernyms: ↑owl, ↑bird of Minerva, ↑bird of night, ↑hooter
Member Holonyms: ↑Surnia, ↑genus Surnia

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1. : a largely diurnal owl (Surnia ulula) of northern forests that somewhat resembles a hawk in appearance, having a long rounded tail and rather short pointed wings
2. : a widespread owl (Ninox scutulata) of eastern Asia and the Pacific islands having the facial disk little differentiated; also : any of several congeners (as the boobook owls)

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a gray and white diurnal owl, Surnia ulula, of northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere, resembling a hawk in appearance and actions.

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hawk owl noun
A long-tailed owl resembling a hawk in flight
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Main Entry:hawk

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hawk owl,
1. a barred, brownish owl of northern North America that hunts by day and resembles a hawk in its habits; day owl.
2. = short-eared owl. (Cf.short-eared owl)

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n. a hawklike owl with a small head and long tail, and typically an obscure facial disk. Family Strigidae: three genera, including Ninox (several species in Asia and Australasia) and Surnia, in particular the diurnal S. ulula of northern coniferous forests

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Hawk Owl — could refer to:* The Northern Hawk Owl ( Surnia ulula ) * Any of the species of owl in the Australo Asiatic genus Ninox * The main character of Ultimate Adventures …   Wikipedia

  • hawk owl — a gray and white diurnal owl, Surnia ulula, of northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere, resembling a hawk in appearance and actions. [1735 45] * * * ▪ bird       any of numerous birds of prey of the family Strigidae (order Strigiformes).… …   Universalium

  • hawk-owl — /ˈhɔk aʊl/ (say hawk owl) noun 1. any of various owls of the genus Ninox, as the rufous owl, N. rufa, of northern Australia, New Guinea and adjacent islands. 2. → northern hawk owl …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hawk Owl — raiboji pelėda statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Surnia ulula angl. Hawk Owl vok. Sperbereule …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • hawk-owl — aštrianagės pelėdos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Ninox angl. hawk owl rus. иглоногая сова, f pranc. ninoxe, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – aštrianagės pelėdos siauresnis terminas – andamaninė aštrianagė pelėda… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • hawk owl — noun a long tailed day flying owl of northern coniferous forests. [Surnia ulula.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • hawk-owl — n. Canada owl. See harfang …   New dictionary of synonyms

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