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Athene cunicularia


is a tiny but long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. Burrowing Owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts, or any other open dry area with low vegetation. They nest and roost in burrows, such as those excavated by prairie dogs Cynomys spp. Unlike most owls, Burrowing Owls are often active during the day, although they tend to avoid the midday heat. But like many other kinds of owls, Burrowing Owls do most of their hunting from dusk until dawn, when they can use their night vision and hearing to their advantage

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ChristyHolland 10 years ago

Fantastic picture! Great spotting!

CarolSnowMilne 10 years ago


alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Nice picture, Good information! it looks like the owl on the right is balancing on one leg.

Jeannette 10 years ago

Lovely photo :)

Región de Ñuble, Chile

Spotted on Apr 1, 2012
Submitted on Apr 1, 2012

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