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Burrowing Owl

Athene cunicularia


A long-legged owl known for its unusual habit of dwelling in underground holes. Sometimes these are excavated by the owls but often they are re-purposed prairie dog or gopher tortoise burrows. Burrowing Owls feed on insects and live in colonies.


Open areas, grassy or agricultural, with a water source.

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Wonderful spotting, Liam.

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Washington, USA

Spotted on Jul 22, 2016
Submitted on Aug 14, 2016

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