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    • Bubo virginianus
    • Bubo magellanicus
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    • Great Horned Owl
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    • Búho cornudo
    • Ñacurutú
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    • grand-duc d'Amérique

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Recent observations

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What

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Observer

finatic

Date

February 6, 2016 10:25 AM PST

Place

Descanso (Google, OSM)

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Observer

gerfderp

Date

February 11, 2016 02:00 PM PST

Description

I heard a pair calling together. One was very close.

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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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hannawacker

Date

December 6, 2005

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No photos or sounds

What

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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tiwane

Date

February 9, 2016 07:10 PM PST

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What

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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eehelton

Date

February 9, 2016 06:11 PM PST

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No photos or sounds

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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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tegorl

Date

February 6, 2016

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No photos or sounds

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Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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mdcesario

Date

February 7, 2016

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What

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

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susanelliott

Date

February 2, 2016

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What

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Observer

Dan

Date

February 5, 2016 11:36 AM PST

Description

This is the female Great Horned owl that has been nesting for 8 years in the same tree at the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge. She appears to be sitting on her nest as if she has eggs, but so far no chicks have been spotted yet. If there are chicks, they are much later as typically they would have fledged long before this. Perhaps this pair has become too old to rear young. The male has been observed feeding her, meanwhile she just sits. And we wait.

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What

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Observer

rbbrummitt

Date

February 5, 2016 02:15 PM MST

Description

Well camouflaged

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What

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Observer

naturenut

Date

February 5, 2016

Description

she was out in the open this time

Photos / Sounds

What

Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Observer

cdmar10

Date

February 4, 2016 05:00 PM EST
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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.
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