Great Horned Owl Negative Footprint
The Great Horned Owl is native to most of North and South America. This large owl feeds on invertebrates, rodents, small birds, and rabbits. The Great Horned Owl, named for the horn-like feather tufts on its head.
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Great Horned Owl Negative Footprint measures 4.33 x 2.95 inches. Species name is B. virginianus
The Great horned owl or Bubo virginianus, is also known as the Tiger owl, Winged Tiger Hoot Owl. It is a large owl native to the Americas. It is an extremely adaptable bird with a vast range and is the most widely distributed true owl in the Americas.
Its primary diet is rabbits and hares, rats and mice, and voles, although it freely hunts any animal it can overtake, including rodents and other small mammals, larger mid-sized mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates.
The Great horned owl is the heaviest extant owl in Central and South America and is the second-heaviest owl in North America. It is heavily built, with a barrel-shaped body, a large head, and broad wings.
Its size can vary considerably across its range, with populations in interior Alaska and Ontario being largest and populations in California and Texas being smallest, though those from the Yucatán Peninsula and Baja California appear to be even smaller.
The Great horned or B. virginianus owl’s song is normally a low-pitched but loud ho-ho-hoo hoo hoo (or also transcribed as bu-bubu booh, who-hoo-ho-oo or who-ho-o-o, whoo-hoo-o-o, whoo) and can last for four or five syllables. The call is resonant and has warranted descriptions as varied as “solemn” and “terrifying”.
The female’s call is higher and rises in pitch at the end of the call. Female vocalizations are higher in pitch because of a smaller syrinx in the larger sex. Calling seems to peak after rather than before midnight.
|Dimensions||4.33 × 2.95 in|