Burrowing Owl

Athene cunicularia

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True to its name, the burrowing owl nests in a hole in the ground. Although it is quite willing to dig its own burrow, it often uses one already provided by prairie dogs, skunks, armadillos, or tortoises. 

The burrowing owl appears to be diurnal because it can often be seen foraging during the day. In fact, it hunts all day and night long and is most active in the morning and evening. It catches more insects during the day and more mammals at night.


Insects, scorpions, small mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles
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