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Great Horned Owl ~ Captive (4yrs) by Kimberly Chadwick
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*Cover image for the Great Horned Owl Calendar

Taken during the Raptor Free Flight Demonstration at Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
Tucson, Arizona
Canon Powershot SX10IS

Great Horned Owl

A large powerful owl, resident in all habitats from the tundra edges to deserts and in to tropical America, Great Horned fills the ecological niches occupied during the day by Red-tailed Hawk.

Emerging at dusk, it surveys an open area from a favorite perch for just about any prey including skunks and opossums, snakes and scorpions. Even other owls and birds as large as grouse and American Bittern!. It can take prey weighting up to 3x its own body weight!

In flight this owl recalls buteo hawk, but it has a more compact wing shape and robust body.

VOICE Familiar duet of paired adults consist of low hooting, accelerating at first, then closing with 2 longer hoos. Smaller males

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Great Horned Owl will eat birds ranging in size from kinglets to Great Blue Herons and regularly eat other owls.
  • The reintroduction of Peregrine Falcons has been hampered in some areas by owls killing both adult and nestling falcons.
  • In frigid areas, where larger prey cannot be eaten quickly, they may let uneaten food freeze and then thaw it out later using their own body heat.
  • A group of owls has many collective nouns, including a “bazaar”, “glaring”, “parliament”, “stooping”, and “wisdom” of owls.

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My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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Comments

  • Bill McMullen
    Bill McMullenabout 4 years ago

    Very impressive, Kimberly. What a beauty.

  • Thank you so much Bill!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 4 years ago

    very nice! and what an attitude! lol

  • LOL, thank you very much!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Dr. Harmeet Singh
    Dr. Harmeet Singhabout 4 years ago

    Great catch..

  • Thank you Harmeet!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaabout 4 years ago

  • Jeff Ore
    Jeff Oreabout 4 years ago

    Great shot,Kimberly

  • I thank you again my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoabout 4 years ago

    Another super catch !….Tony

  • Thank you so much Tony!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Franklin Lindsey
    Franklin Lindseyabout 4 years ago

    Wise Ole Hoot, I’d say.. Love Owls, don’t you!

  • You know I do darlin! Thank you Franklin!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • akaurora
    akauroraabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture of this beautiful Owl.
    ~ Wishing you and yours a Wonderful, Happy and Safe Christmas Holiday Season ~ MERRY CHRISTMAS ~
    Take Care ~ Rick & Deb ~ ☺

  • Merry Christmas to you as well guys. Thank you for the support!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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