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Great Horned Owl

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The Great Horned Owl is one of the largest of the owl family. These are one of the earliest documented owls.
  Great Horned Owl in Flight
 
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Description

Latin Name: Bubo virginianus Conservation Status: Least Concern
Distribution: North America, South America  
 
The Great Horned Owl calls both North America and South America home. They are light brown in colour, with black and white feathers mixed in. They have very distinctive tufts of feathers on the top of their heads, giving the impression of ears. Like most owls in North America, the Great Horned Owl's main food source is small mammals. They perch on a branch at night, and swoop down to get their prey.
 

         
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