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The Burrowing Owl is a tiny, but long-legged owl.They nest and roost in burrows, such as those excavated by prairie dogs . Unlike most owls, burrowing owls are often active during the day, although they tend to avoid the mid-day heat. Most hunting is still done from dusk until dawn, like many owls, when they can use their night vision and hearing to their advantage.The burrowing owl is endangered in Canada, threatened in Mexico, and a species of special concern in Florida and most of the western USA. It is a state-endangered species in Colorado.Height: About 10 inches.

Weight: Average is about 6 ounces.
Unlike most owls in which the female is larger than the male, the sexes of the burrowing owl are the same size
Captured in Cape Coral, Florida

canon 5D mark II
canon 400mm

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  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 2 years ago

    So incredibly cute, love the light on those eyes!

  • thank you so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 2 years ago

    I LOVE the shots you get of these little cuties! Awesome capture my friend!! XXSUEXX

  • thank you so much Sue xx

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Bevellee
    Bevelleeover 2 years ago

    beautiful sharp shot kathy…

  • thank you so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Such a sweet capture! Love the focus on the eyes and background tones as well as great information!

  • thank you so much Angie

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Vivian Eagleson
    Vivian Eaglesonover 2 years ago

    Lovely capture! I really like the interesting info that you included about this unusual owl. They really are small. I hope that they are successfully preserved. This is a beautiful photo and the lighting is just right. It would go good in an owl calendar. Well done!

  • thank you so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 2 years ago

    Great focus on those eyes…always surprised at the size of this little owl..

  • thank you so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 2 years ago

    He is a cutie, great shot!

  • thank you so much Pamela

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 2 years ago

    Lovely capture!

  • thank you so much

    – kathy s gillentine

  • Gail Falcon
    Gail Falconover 2 years ago

    Great capture of these great little guys!

  • thank you so much Gail

    – kathy s gillentine

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueover 2 years ago

    a lovely shot Miss Kathy :)

  • thank you so much Miss Julie

    – kathy s gillentine

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