burrowing owl


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bur·row·ing owl

(bûr′ō-ĭng, bŭr′-)
n.
A small, long-legged owl (Athene cunicularia) of American grasslands that nests in burrows dug by animals such as prairie dogs or rabbits.
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It's sooo annoying when one of your burrowing owl friends is a big old attention seeker
The distribution of neurons projecting from the retina and visual cortex to the thalamus and tectum opticum of the barn owl, Tyto alba, and the burrowing owl, Speotyto cunicularia.
(15) In birds, only 2 cases of malignant thymoma have been reported, the first one in a burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) (16) and the second in a scarlet macaw (Ara macao).
Feeding ecology of the Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia punensis (Strigiformes: Strigidae) in the Jambeli archipelago, El Oro province, southwestern Ecuador
pectinatum in Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia was 50% and the mean intensity was 9.0 (Pfaffenberger & Wilson, 1985) much higher than in our study.
"Some nest on the ground (short-eared owl and snowy owl) and one species, the burrowing owl, nests in underground burrows made by other animals like prairie dogs and gophers," he adds.
The park is also the perfect ecosystem for some of Aruba's indigenous wildlife - such as the Aruban burrowing owl (Shoco), Aruban rattlesnake, Aruban whiptail lizard, and the Aruban parakeet (Prikishi).
In owls, the highest EPP rate (6.5%) was found in burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia; Johnson 1997, Roulin et al.
An adult western burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia hypugaea) found dead on 4 April 1991 in San Diego County, California was submitted to the U.S.
Correlations between burrowing owl and black-tailed prairie dog declines: A 7-year analysis.