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The great horned owl does not disturb the balance of nature.

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There is a low percentage of infertility in great horned owl eggs.

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Any white moving object is likely to attract the attention of the great horned owl and bring on an attack.

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Great horned owls sometimes line their nests with feathers and fur from prey birds and rabbits.

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The great horned owl's speed, weight, and muscular power all combine to give the bird the force to overcome animals many times its own weight.

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Great horned owls nest in almost every type of situation in which birds nest, a range of variation unequalled by any other North American bird.

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The great horned owl often has a regular feeding roost, to which it brings its prey to be torn up and devoured.

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The most important function of great horned owl hooting is to attract a mate.

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Hearing is exceedingly acute in great horned owls.

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There may be a direct correlation between the number of great horned owl eggs and the abundance of food.

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Great horned owls have yet to be tamed and seldom make satisfactory pets.

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The great horned owl is strictly carnivorous and eats almost every living woodland animal above ground except the largest mammals.

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The great horned owl is not only the most formidable in appearance of all owls, but it is also the most powerful.

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The great horned owl's talons lock round limbs and hold the bird firmly to sleep.

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A secondary function of a great horned owl's hooting is its challenge to others of his sex.

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The great horned owl is common and widely distributed.

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Certain Indian tribes regarded the great horned owl as the very personification of the Evil One.

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

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Great horned owls have been known to act as if wounded as a protest against intruders to their nests with young.

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The ability of great horned owls to revolve their heads through 180° is frequently used to advantage.

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Great horned owls prefer large stick nests in fairly open situations over smaller, enclosed leaf nests.

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The great horned owl is the most deadly enemy of the crow, taking old and young from their nests at night.

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The great horned owl's favorite part of its prey to eat is the brains.

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The great horned owl is a nocturnal bird, most active in the dusk of the evening and on moonlit nights.

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Of the North American species, great horned owls are one of the first to nest in the spring.

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Great horned owls are not migratory, as they do not make regular seasonal journeys between breeding and wintering grounds.

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Male great horned owls have a challenging, deep, rich tone of hoot contrasting the higher and huskier notes of the females.

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The silent flight of the great horned owl is powerful, swift, skillful, and graceful.

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Because the sense of smell is not highly developed in the great horned owl, they kill and eat many skunks.

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At times the male great horned owl appears to hoot for the mere pleasure of hearing his own voice.

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The function of the great horned owls feathered ear tufts is unknown.

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Female great horned owls are larger than males and weight about 50% more.

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Great horned owl calls are divided into three main categories: hoots, chitters, and squawks.