Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Instantly recognizable, the great horned owl is among the most beloved American bird species.

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ORIGIN:
North America through Southern Brazil

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HABITAT:
Woodlands, grasslands and deserts

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
3-4 lbs
Length: 18-25 in

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DIET:
Rodents, rabbits and fish

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PREDATORS:
Racoons

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Powerful talons

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REPRODUCTION:
30-day incubation; sexually mature by 1 yr

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
13 yrs in wild

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