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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 in New England compared to late February to mid-April in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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