hawk owl definition

  • noun:
    • An owl of Asia (Ninox scutellatus).
    • The day-owl, Surnia ulula or Ulula funerea: so called from the diurnal practices and significant rapacity.
    • The short-eared owl. Strix brachyotus or Asio accipitrinus.
    • The harfang or great snowy owl, Nyctea nivea.
    • grey-and-white diurnal hawk-like owl of north areas of the north hemisphere

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