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Burrowing Owl

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A fully grown Burrowing Owl is not much larger than the average robin. They can be found in many areas of both North and South America in fields which have short grass.


Latin Name: Athene cunicularia  
Distribution: North & South America  

Almost all owls are active only at night however Burrowing Owls differ in the sense that they are active during the day. They do most of their hunting in the evenings as the sun is starting to go down.

Due to their small size they are vulnerable to many predators including coyotes, foxes and other animals of similar size.

They prefer to inhabit the burrow created by another animal although if forced to they have the ability to dig their own. The Burrowing Owl has even been known to make its home in man made pipes which are protruding from underground.


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