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Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) Taken in October 2016, in Goiás, Brazil. Known as Coruja-buraqueira, in Portuguese. Athene cunicularia,Brazil,Burrowing Owl,Fall,Geotagged,South America,birds,birds of prey,owl,raptor Click/tap to enlarge

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)

Taken in October 2016, in Goiás, Brazil. Known as Coruja-buraqueira, in Portuguese.

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The Burrowing Owl is a tiny but long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. Burrowing Owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts, or any other open dry area with low vegetation. They nest and roost in burrows, such as those excavated by prairie dogs . Unlike most owls, Burrowing Owls are often active during the day, although they tend to avoid the midday heat. But like many other kinds of owls, Burrowing Owls do most of their hunting.. more

Similar species: Owls
Species identified by Natalia Cara
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By Natalia Cara

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Uploaded Jun 1, 2017. Captured May 31, 2017 23:20 in Unnamed Road, Mineiros - GO, 75830-000, Brazil.