Origin of screech owl
Examples from the Web for screech owl
He has a similar dread of a screech-owl, whom he compliments in the name of its mistress, Pallas Athene.Scientific Essays and Lectures|Charles Kingsley
The old keeper had betrayed to him that in a cleft of a tolerably lofty rock in the deer-park a screech-owl had built a nest.Luke Barnicott|William Howitt
The screech-owl flies with a silent wing, as if wrapped in tow (comme toupe de ouate).The Bird|Jules Michelet
As he did so, there resounded again, simultaneously, the howl of the yard dog and the death-cry of the screech-owl.
The screech-owl gave one gloomy shrill and prolonged note, and all was still again.Gomez Arias|Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso