Arrived at Lakeside Nature Center on April 3, 1995.
male barred owl was the youngest of four owlets whose nest was
destroyed during a tree-trimming operation. The older,
stronger siblings pushed this owl away from food sources.
It was weak and underweight and only half the size of the other
owlets. Later, he was diagnosed with a cataract in his
left eye, which could have resulted from malnutrition at an early
developmental state. Because it took so long to
rehabilitate this bird, it became imprinted and socialized with
people. He can not survive on his own and will live his
life at Lakeside Nature Center.
Natural history notes.
Barred owls are found in swamps, river bottoms and woodlands
across Missouri. There are several pairs nesting in
Its call sounds like the phrase "Who cooks for you?
Who cooks for yoooou all?"
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