Burrowing Owls

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia);
Davis, CA; APR 2019


Burrowing Owls are interesting little creatures. Unlike most owls, these 8”-10” owls forage during the day and they live in burrows in the ground that were abandoned by ground squirrels, prairie dogs and the like. They spend most of their time on the ground or on low perches. They eat insects and small animals. I’ve even red that they will carry dung near the burrows to attract insects.  

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Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia);
Davis, CA; APR 2019

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia);
Davis, CA; APR 2019

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