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Barred Owl visits Alligator River Refuge

Seen and heard regularly on Alligator River Refuge, the Barred Owl normally sits high in trees overlooking its territory. Mostly active at night, Barred Owls eat a wide variety, ranging from other birds, to fish, mice, squirrels, snakes and other reptiles, amphibians & mammals. The Barred Owl’s name derives from the horizontal brown color bars of feathers across the upper breast.