Wild Florida Photo - Bubo virginianus

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Bubo virginianus

GREAT HORNED OWL

Florida native

 

Great horned owls range throughout North America from northern Alaska and Canada, south through Mexico to Nicaragua. Also found in parts of South America. Habitat is typically woodland, from dense forest to city parks and vacant lots.
One of the larger owls, adults are 46-63 cm (18-25 in.) in length with a 1 - 1.45 meter (40-57 in.) wingspan and weighing 910-2500 g (2-5.5 lbs.). Florida owls are of the eastern variant.
Prey include mammals, birds and reptiles, up to several times heavier than itself.

Great Horned Owls were the subject of the March 2014 Paul Rebmann Nature Photography blog post.

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Bubo virginianus is a member of the Strigidae - Typical Owls family.

Other species of the Bubo genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Bubo scandiacus - SNOWY OWL


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