The Barred Owl is a large species of owl that lives across Canada, eastern United States and south into Central America. They are tuftless and have a pale face with dark rings around the eyes, dark eyes and a yellow beak. They are named for the bars on their bodies, which are horizontal across the upper chest and vertical across the lower chest.
Barred Owls prefer to nest in deep moist forests and wooded swamps. They are a highly vocal species. One part of their vocalization is said to sound like they are asking a funny question: Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?