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Owl Giants

11 monthes ago   |   By Ornithology

West of the Mississippi from Canada to Central America lives the Burrowing Owl. These small, brownish tan-colored owls with bright yellow eyes are the only raptors in North America that live underground in burrows they dig themselves or usurp from a ground squirrel or tortoise. In open habitats like grasslands and deserts, they eat rodents and bugs. Standing about 10 inches high with a wingspan of maybe 2 feet and weighing around 7 ounces, the Burrowing Owl is slightly larger than the American Robin.
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