Photo: Minnesota Ornithological Union
Size: 23 cm (9 in.)
Habitat/Range: The burrowing owl lives on the dry, short-grass prairie. They can be found west of the Mississippi River from southern Canada throughout the western U.S. south through Mexico and into South America.
Eating Habits: Burrowing owls feed on a wide variety of insects, small rodents, lizards, and birds, depending on location and time of year.
|This small owl, about eight inches tall, has long bare legs, no ear tufts and a small facial disc. The owls are dusty brown with white markings on the belly and a prominent white chin stripe.|
|On the Prairie||Field Guide Index|
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