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Taken in Marana, Arizona with a Canon Powershot SX10IS

The only small terrestrial owl in North America, Burrowing Owls nest burrows and often rests on fence posts by day. Its populations have declined with the loss of its open-country habitat to agriculture and development and with the drastic reduction of black-tailed prairie dogs, which provided burrows.

The Florida sub-species (floridana) differs from western hypugaea in plumage; both taxa have strayed out of range.

VOICE Male; an odd, endearing, roosterlike coo-cooo! Female a harsh, short screech.

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Comments

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardabout 4 years ago

    Awesome shot Kimberly, such funny little critters aren’t they!

  • I agree, they are too cute and afraid of almost nothing it seems. Thank you Deb!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottabout 4 years ago

    super shot, love those eyes

  • I appreciate that Robert, thank you!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • RichImage
    RichImageabout 4 years ago

    Nice Job Kimberly. these are such unique little birds. excellent capture..

  • Thank you Rich, they are full of spunk that I can’t help but laugh. They are a real joy!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 4 years ago

    These are one of my fave owls – small birds with such BIG attitude! Cute shot Kimberly! ;o)

  • That is the truth! They make me laugh watching them. Perhaps it is small owl syndrome…lol. Thank you Ma’am!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Kimberly it’s such a great capture- love the gaze!

  • Many thanks Rodeo so very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersabout 4 years ago

    Lovely bird and great shot Kimberly.

  • Thank you Phillip so very much! I appreciate that!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Dave & Trena Puckett
    Dave & Trena P...about 4 years ago

    stunning! such a beautiful capture!! amazing details, clarity, and D0F!! beautifully done!

  • All from the seat of my truck..lol. Thank you guys very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtabout 4 years ago

    Great capture! I like how he is staring right at you.

  • I hypnotized him…lol, thank you Sherry!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Dennis Stewart
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