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Do all owls hoot?

    No, not all owls hoot. While hooting is a common vocalization for many owl species, it is not universal. Different owl species have distinct vocalization patterns, and they use a variety of calls and sounds to communicate with each other. Hooting is most commonly associated with the classic “twit-twoo” call, which is often attributed to the Tawny Owl.

    However, some owl species don’t hoot at all. For instance, the Barn Owl produces a distinctive screeching call, while the Eastern Screech Owl makes a descending whinny sound. Similarly, the Great Horned Owl utters a deep, low-pitched hoo-hoo-hoo call, which is often confused with hooting.

    It’s important to remember that owls vocalize for various reasons, including territorial marking, courtship, and communication with their young. The specific vocalizations they use can vary greatly depending on the species and the context of their communication.


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