Height: about 14 inches (feet to head)
Weight: Approx 800 grams (1.8 pounds)
Wingspan: 3-4 feet
Color: Gray with brown and black
Species: Strix Varia
Age: 14 yrs
Klick Klack's History
Klick Klack the barred owl was found injured in the road in Zebulon NC. Her left wing was damaged. She also had a shoulder injury, so even though we got the rest of the wing to work, the shoulder still is not fully functional. She can fly, but only well enough to get from place to place. She is not well enough to hunt. She now stays with us at the American Wildlife Refuge and is one of our most popular visitors in schools and educational shows.
Klick Klack is one of the cutest birds we have, as long as her rehabber Steve is in the room, she stares at him. If he walks away, she frowns and looks like an angry bird. Klick Klack cannot hunt or fly silently because of her injury, making her unable to survive in the wild.
Barred Owl - Strix Varia
Barred Owls are one of the most widely spread owls in the US. These gray and brown birds are sometimes called the hoot owl or the maniac owl for all the sounds they make.
Sounds vary from their “Who Cooks For You, Who Cooks For You All!” call to monkey sounds, clicking sounds and baby crying sounds. They can mimic other animals including ducks. Barred owls are most known for their loud calls and silent flight. They are usually found in areas near water, like lakes, rivers, creeks ponds, etc. Barred owls have extremely good hearing, so they avoid noise.
Barred owls are mostly nocturnal. They only hunt in the day when they have babies in the nest. Their black eyes are just as capable of sight as ours. They hunt mostly by sound. Barn owls have the ability to hear the heartbeat of a mouse at 100 feet.