Sounds of the Barred Owl
Shortcut: 8 distinctive hoots in rapid succession
Song: Often described as Who cooks for you, who cooks for youuuuu?
Call: This distinctive call given by both sexes is a series of 8 hoots, often described as Who cooks for you, who cooks for youuuuu? Other calls include a seris of ascending hoots and a simple, descending whoo-ahhh. After dark, two owls will hoot back and forth, overlapping each other with monkey-like results.
Bird songs copyright 2011 by Lang Elliott. Song descriptions adapted from the book Common Birds and Their Songs (Lang Elliott, 1998: Houghton Mifflin Company) and other material by Lang Elliott. Contact: Nature Sound Studio. Photographs copyright 2011 by Brian Small and Robert Royse. All rights reserved.