burrowing owl

Encyclopedia Article


The burrowing owl is a small owl that generally occupies small holes left in the soil by other animals, hence the name “burrowing." The habitat for this owl extends through the western portion of the U.S., all the way down into South America. Their diet consists of small rodents and insects.

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"Five southern burrowing owls" by travelwayoflife is licensed under CC BY-SA.