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I haven’t been able to get a picture, but my husband recorded this video. I realize it’s hard to see, but there’s a large bird on my neighbor’s chimney. I live in the suburbs of Louisville, KY. I hear this bird almost every night, and I am dying to figure out what it is! Please help! :) 

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Now this is a bird I have zero personal experience with, but it sounds like a juvenile Barred Owl.

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Not a Barred Owl, but sounds like a Cockatoo of some sort, especially with that profile.

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26 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

Pretty sure it's a Great Horned Owl.  This recording is very similar: https://www.xeno-canto.org/334226

I was going to  say Great-Horned too. But it sounded a little off pitch from the ones I've rehabbed.  Probably a regional variation, or memory lapse on my part. Anyways for me, Barred was a funner answer. I could easily see it as GHOW. By the way I can't see it at all on the video, let alone see a profile.

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