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This tiny burrowing owl resides at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa, Florida. The burrowing owl is a pint-sized bird that lives in open, treeless areas. The burrowing owl spends most of its time on the ground, where its sandy brown plumage provides camouflage from potential predators. One of Florida's smallest owls, it averages nine inches in height with a wingspan of 21 inches. The burrowing owl lacks the ear tufts of the more familiar woodland owls. Bright yellow eyes and a white chin accent the face. Unusually long legs provide additional height for a better view from its typical ground-level perch.
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Homosassa, Florida
Spotted on Feb 20, 2015
Submitted on Feb 28, 2015
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