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  • French
    • grand-duc d'Amérique
    • grand-duc d'Amérique
  • Spanish
    • Ñacurutú
    • Búho cornudo
  • Scientific Names
    • Bubo virginianus
    • Bubo magellanicus
  • English
    • Great Horned Owl
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    • GHOW

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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

The Great horned Owl also known as the Tiger Owl is a large Owl native to Americans. In terms of habitat, it is among the world's most adaptable Owls. The great horned Owl can take up residence in trees. It is capable of turning its whole head, the neck rotating to 270 degrees. Great horned Owls typically nest in trees such as Cottonwood, Juniper, Pine like others and in deserted buildings and human made platforms.
Important facts about The Great Horned Owl:-- Diet-Carnivore. Rodents, hares, small rabbits, frogs, fish, other owls, bats, reptiles, poultry, and insects.
Scientific Name- Bubo virginianus The eyes of great horned owls are amongst the largest and most powerfully acute in the animal kingdom.
The great horned owl's song like-ho-ho-hoo hoo hoo (or also transcribed as bu-bubu booh, who-hoo-ho-oo orwho-ho-o-o, whoo-hoo-o-o, whoo)

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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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pkleeman

Date

May 21, 2015 10:23 PM PDT

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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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direbecca

Date

May 21, 2015

Description

Parents with one fledgling.

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great horned owl Bubo virginianus

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isabelvd

Date

March 22, 2015 03:03 PM CDT

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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Date

May 13, 2015

Description

Spotted by student during photography class. Flew away as the rest of the class approached. Found again, but flew off.

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Great horned owl Bubo virginianus

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eeoc24

Date

March 16, 2015

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Bubo magellanicus Bubo virginianus

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diego_zeverini

Date

May 13, 2015

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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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conejomoon

Date

May 8, 2015

Description

Heard only after sunset.

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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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conejomoon

Date

May 8, 2015

Description

Heard only after sunset.

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Great horned owl Bubo virginianus

Observer

kentr4000

Date

May 14, 2015 11:21 AM EDT

Description

In dell

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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Observer

dwboston

Date

May 14, 2015 09:05 AM CDT

Description

This owl (I believe I've ID'd it correctly) was found in our machine shop this morning. It seemed pretty docile and was carefully captured. It is awaiting a visit to a veterinarian and then animal rescue center.

05/14/2015, 9:05 AM
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, 1/60 sec, f/4.5, 110mm (EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM), ISO 400 (auto), Exp comp +1/3

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Búho cornudo Bubo virginianus

Date

January 8, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

un hermoso visto en tizimin, lo pueden admirar posando.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Great Horned Owl, (Bubo virginianus), also known as the Tiger Owl, is a large owl native to the Americas. It is an adaptable bird with a vast range and is the most widely distributed true owl in the Americas.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.