Barred owls have a greater diversity
of calls than most owls. They feed
on a diversity of small animals, primarily rodents.
Mammals compose between half and three quarters of their diet with
birds composing the majority of the rest.
Population densities are fairly low because their territories are
fairly large (observations vary from 86 to 370 hectares).
When the eggs are laid, some owls may hunt during the day. An average of 2.4 eggs are
laid per nest. The laying of eggs
occurs later in the year in northern regions: from late March to mid-May