|Common Name||Great Horned Owl|
|Scientific Name||Bubo virginianus|
|Alternate Names||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|
|Least Concern||North America, South America||Diurnal, Nocturnal||Solitary||Carnivore|
|18-25 in.||35-60 in. (Wingspan)|
|3-5.5 lbs.||5-38 yrs.|
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 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.