Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

The great horned owl is the largest of the common resident owls of the United States.

The great horned owl is the largest of the common resident owls of the United States.

The great horned owl is larger than the red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) with an even greater wing spread. Males measure from 18-23 inches, with females slightly larger at 22-25 inches.


Image | © Budgora, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Bent, 1937; Forbush, 1929)

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