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Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
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Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

General Description: Great Horned Owls (Bubo virginianus) are large, chunky, dark owls with long ear tufts (the "horns") and a white throat. The overall color is gray, but there is some rust mixed in, and the facial disk is rusty colored.

Taxonomy: Strigiformes, Strigidae.

Favored Habitat: Desert scrub with cliffs where they would roost in caves or crevices, or areas with old building or barns.

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)

Where to Find: Around Las Vegas, look for Great Horned Owls in the rural areas on the outskirts of town where they can occasionally be found roosting in trees.

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Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) If you were a tasty bunny or a little skunk, this might be the last face you ever see!
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Notice white throat, separates this species from Long-eared Owl
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Great Horned Owl with a desert cottontail rabbit at Corn Creek
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Great Horned Owl eating a desert cottontail rabbit at Corn Creek.
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Great Horned Owl with a desert cottontail rabbit at Corn Creek.
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Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
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Great Horned Owl on nest; Dunedin, Florida
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Great Horned Owl on nest; Dunedin, Florida
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Great Horned Owl (tail feathers) on nest; Dunedin, Florida
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Great Horned Owl; Balmorhea, Texas
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Great Horned Owl nest; Dunedin, Florida
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Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Juvenile with downy head feathers
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Juvenile with downy head feathers
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Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Juvenile with downy head feathers
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Juvenile with downy head feathers

 
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