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Great-horned Owl

Bubo virginianus

Description:

Large, thick-bodied owls with two prominent feathered tufts on the head. The wings are broad and rounded. In flight, the rounded head and short bill combine to create a blunt-headed silhouette. Great Horned Owls are mottled gray-brown, with reddish brown faces and a neat white patch on the throat. Their overall color tone varies regionally from sooty to pale. The light coloration on this individual is typical of the Colorado Eastern Plains.

Habitat:

Wooded gully near creek.

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10 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 months ago

Beautiful photo. Owls are such amazing and likeable birds, and I'm sure a favourite of many.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Thank you all so much! :)

ZooNerd
ZooNerd 6 years ago

My favorite type of owl. Owls are so cool. Nice picture. Good luck to take more picture perfect shots.

HaileyAustin
HaileyAustin 6 years ago

Great spotting

Matt Hampel
Matt Hampel 6 years ago

Majestic birds. Nice capture!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Thank you Max!

M.A. Orendan
M.A. Orendan 6 years ago

Nice shot and great spotting!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Thank you Austin and Beaker!

AustinH.
AustinH. 6 years ago

Really great shot!

beaker98
beaker98 6 years ago

Beautiful shot Emily!

EmilyMarino
Spotted by
EmilyMarino

Broomfield, Colorado, United States

Spotted on Jan 29, 2015
Submitted on Jan 30, 2015

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