Burrowing Owl

Diurnal Birds of Prey

Burrowing Owl

Athene cunicularia

All Year

Diurnal Birds of Prey

Burrowing Owl

David Harper

Burrowing Owl

David Harper

This small spotted owl lives in ground squirrel holes, feeding on insects, lizards, and small rodents. One of its warning cries sounds like the rattle of a rattlesnake.

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