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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

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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