The burrowing owl is a bird strigiforme family Strigidae. With the scientific name cunicularia ("small miner") gets its name because it lives in holes dug in the ground. They live at least 9 years in the wild. They usually live in fields, pastures, marshes, deserts, plains, beaches and airports. They are also known by the names of ferruginous pygmy-of-termite, ferruginous pygmy-the-field, cheap owl-owl-of-field, mining-owl, burrowing owl, little owl-the-hole, owl-of-field, Guede, urucuera, urucuréia, urucuriá owl-cupinzeira (some cities of Goiás) and capotinha.
Occurs from Canada to Tierra del Fuego, as well as nearly all of Brazil except the Amazon basin.