Armand Bayou Barred owl facts about the ultimate woodland lovebirds, dining on a gourmet menu of creatures while soaring through the trees in silence.

Barred owls are nonmigratory birds who live in Texas year round. They thrive in old growth forests in tree cavities near swamps and mate for life. Each year they have a single clutch of two or three white eggs. Their wings are silent and do not make the swoosh sounds like other birds. A study found that they eat a diverse diet of 95 different prey items, including 33 mammal species, 25 birds, 3 reptiles, 4 amphibians, 12 insects, and 3 snails.

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