Friday, April 5, 2013

Burrowing Owls

Only 8.5 to 11 inches long with a wingspan of 20-24 inches, the Burrowing Owl is the smallest species of owl in the United States. Feeding on insects and small rodents, they live up to 9 or 10 years old. Found in North and South America, they live in burrows in dry open areas like deserts and grasslands. Sadly, they are a diminishing species because of their vulnerability on land rather than the owls that live in trees or barns.

Photo: Michael Bruce

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