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Burrowing Owl ~ Sky Scanning by Kimberly Chadwick

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Marana, AZ 4/22/2011
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Burrowing Owl

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

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 3 years ago

    Great pose and timing! These critters are such characters! ;o)

  • Thank you Krys! I agree, they make me laugh with there “Little Man” syndromes…lol I couldn’t help but upload this one, I just love the look!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Well captured !

  • Thank you so much Trish!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtover 3 years ago

    Wonderful Capture Kimberly! I really enjoy the pose.

  • It was a thrill to see them again!! He was scanning and I just had to upload this pose..lol, thank you Sherry!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Chelei
    Cheleiover 3 years ago

    Have you entered this beautiful bird into the Just Fun Feathered Friends Challenge?

  • Thank you Chelei for the heads up. I have now…lol.

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Jim Sugrue
    Jim Sugrueover 3 years ago

    Nice shot Kimberly – aren’t these guys the best!

  • So sorry I have over looked this Jim. I agree, so full of spunk, thank you!!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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