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Burrowing Owl

Athene cunicularia

Description:

Small Owl that spends most of his lifetime in the ground. It nests in the ground too.

Habitat:

Plain lands with dansy soils. Open landscapes of North and South America.

Notes:

They nest and roost in burrows, such as those excavated by prairie dogs. Unlike most owls, Burrowing Owls are often active during the day, although they tend to avoid the midday heat.

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16 Comments

ivanrey969
ivanrey969 9 years ago

Thank you all for your kind comments! Gracias a todos por sus comentarios!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Congratulations ! - thanks for the information.

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 9 years ago

How cute! Nice shot!

Pino
Pino 9 years ago

majestic !

Seema
Seema 9 years ago

Indeed commendable shot

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Congratulations Very nice,

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 9 years ago

Great photo. Love the eyes!

hermoso, felicitaciones

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

Felicidades Ivan!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Congratulations Ivan!
Grate spotting

lori.tas
lori.tas 9 years ago

I love Burrowing owls, they have such big attitudea. One used to attack my truck as I drove by its burrow in the evenings.

Yasser
Yasser 9 years ago

Congratulations Ivan, this adorable Burrowing Owl has been selected for Spotting of the Day! Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful photos! Cheers, Yasser.

"The adorable Burrowing Owl is a tiny but long-legged owl that nests and roosts in burrows, like those excavated by prairie dogs. Unlike most owls though, Burrowing Owls are often active during the day."

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ivanrey969
ivanrey969 9 years ago

Te recomiendo el hato la Aurora, la cantidad de fauna que se puede apreciar es increíble!

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

Divinooo, muero por ir al Casanare!

ivanrey969
ivanrey969 10 years ago

Thanks!

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

Nice!

ivanrey969
Spotted by
ivanrey969

Casanare, Colombia

Spotted on Apr 22, 2011
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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