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General Information


Great Horned Owls are nocturnal birds of prey with distinctive feathery tufts above their eyes. Native to the American continent, their range extends from Alaska to Central America, and part of South America.












  Common Name:
  Scientific Name:
  Great Horned Owl
  Bubo virginianus
  Class:
  Diet:
  Aves (Birds)
  Carnivore
  Range:
  Hibernate:
  Americas
  No
  Height:
  Wingspan:
  Weight:
  19 to 25 inches
  40 to 60 inches
  Approx. 3 pounds

Great Horned Owls are not migratory birds, and usually take permanent residence once they pair up with a mate. Females are 10 to 20% larger than males.

Their accute vision and hearing makes them formidable hunters, allowing them to pinpoint a small prey with extreme accuracy.




Owl Voodoo Dance




With its evil red eyes, this Great Horned Owl is like a sorceress doing a voodoo dance and casting a magic spell on whoever dares to venture too close to her. Photographers, beware ...










Great Horned Owl Portrait


Being nocturnal creatures, Great Horned Owls are not very active during the day. They often sit on a branch and wait for the sun to set. Occasionally, they stretch, "yawn" and fluff their feathers.









Fluffy Owl


Owl fluffing its feathers by shaking its belly back and forth.






Samurai Owl

This Owl looks like a Samurai.







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