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Burrowing Owl

Athene cunicularia

Description:

•Small owl. •No ear tufts. •Long legs. •Short tail. •Spots on back. •Bars on front. •Found on ground in open country.

Habitat:

True to its name, the Burrowing Owl nests in a hole in the ground. Although it is quite willing to dig its own burrow, it often uses one already provided by prairie dogs, skunks, armadillos, or tortoises.

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10 Comments

the_tajminator
the_tajminator 9 years ago

Wonderful picture...I think I have a burrowing owl somewhere in my backyard but I can never seem to find it

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

wonderful capture!!

Copterdan
Copterdan 9 years ago

Than you. He was very intense.

joanbstanley
joanbstanley 9 years ago

I love this picture.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

That look is priceless!! Fantastic shot, Copterdan! I'd love you to add your spotting to the mission Raptors of North America: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8627...

williefromwi
williefromwi 9 years ago

First let me say welcome to project noah. Secondly let me say, great information, and wonderful photo of your owl.

drmo
drmo 9 years ago

Beautiful spotting

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Magnificent bird. Nice spotting.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Wonderful photo!
Welcome to Project Noah Copterdan!

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Wow, amazing capture :)

Copterdan
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Copterdan

Maricopa, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Jul 2, 2011
Submitted on Jun 23, 2012

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