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Great-horned Owl

Bubo virginianus


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.


Wooded gully near creek.

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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 6 years ago

Thank you all so much! :)

ZooNerd 6 years ago

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

HaileyAustin 6 years ago

Great spotting

Matt Hampel
Matt Hampel 6 years ago

Majestic birds. Nice capture!

EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Thank you Max!

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

Nice shot and great spotting!

EmilyMarino 6 years ago

Thank you Austin and Beaker!

AustinH. 6 years ago

Really great shot!

beaker98 6 years ago

Beautiful shot Emily!

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States

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

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