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Great Horned Owl. By: Cade W illiams. Characteristics. Height 1.5ft-2ft Weight Average male-3lbs, female-4lbs Wing Span 4ft-5.5ft Tail 7in-11in Y ellow, brown, white and black bars Yellow cat like eyes, large ear tufts that it is named after . Distribution.

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Great horned owl

Great Horned Owl

By: Cade Williams


Characteristics

Characteristics

  • Height 1.5ft-2ft

  • Weight Average male-3lbs, female-4lbs

  • Wing Span 4ft-5.5ft

  • Tail 7in-11in

  • Yellow, brown, white and black bars

  • Yellow cat like eyes, large ear tufts that it is named after.


Distribution

Distribution

  • mid-Canada to South America.

  • Groups?

  • Resting places.


Classification

Classification

  • Kingdom- Anamalia

  • Phylum- Chordata

  • Class- Aves

  • Order- Strigiformes

  • Family- Strigidae

  • Genus - Bubo

  • Species- Bubo Virginianus


Conservation status

Conservation Status

  • This bird is least concerned.

  • Widespread.


Predators

Predators

  • Predators to owlets…

  • Predators to adults…


Reproduction

Reproduction

  • Mating season

    January- Febuary

    Both male and female incubate

    Have attacked humans who got to close

  • Nests…

    Male and female find nest…

    2-5 eggs per season

  • Owlets…

    6-7 weeks then leave


Great horned owl

DIET

  • Rats, mice, shrew, bats, insects, weasels, grouse, rabbits, snakes and other small birds.

  • Special fringes on wing.


Habitat

Habitat

  • Mostly dense coniferous trees

  • Oak, Pine and Juniper trees

  • Cliff edges, nooks and even caves


Human relationships

Human Relationships

  • Threats to this bird…

  • Logging

  • Pesticides

  • Helping this bird by…

  • Rehabilitation in zoos

  • Stop using pesticides

  • Sanctuary's of trees and other natural habitat


Works cited

Works cited

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Horned_Owl/id

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/great-horned-owl/

http://animals.about.com/od/owls/a/great-horned-owl-facts.htm

http://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Learning/documents/Profiles/greathornedowl.pdf

http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/greathornedowl.htm


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