August 2017: Great Horned Owl

Scientific Name   Bubo virginianus
Alternate Name   Big Hoot Owl, Cat Owl, Chicken Owl, Eagle Owl, Great Horned-Owl, Hoot Owl, Horned Owl, King Owl, Tiger of the Air, Tiger Owl, Tiger with Wings, Virginia Great Horned Owl, Virginia Horned Owl, Winged Tiger
Collective Name   Parliament, Stare
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Animalia Chordata Aves Strigiformes Strigidae Bubo
  Least Concern   Cathemeral   Solitary   Carnivore
  North America, South America   Forest, Savanna, Shrubland, Rocky Areas, Desert, Artificial/Terrestrial
  45-64 cm.   18-25 in.   188-152 cm.   35-60 in. (Wingspan)
  1-3 kg.   3-6 lb.   5-38 yr.   10.6 yr. (Generation)
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The great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) is a member of the Strigidae family, categorized within the Strigiformes order under the higher Aves class and is also known as the tiger owl or the hoot owl. Because the owl is incredibly common and has a wide range with North and South America, it is categorized as “Least Concern” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. It is one of the largest owl species in the world and eats a wide variety of woodland animals.

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