Burrowing Owl and Pampas Grass in Serra da Canastra NP, Brazil
I just returned from a visit to South-east Brazil and one of the highlights was Serra da Canastra NP, featuring the amazing Brazilian Cerrado (Savanna). I shall be loading more pictures over the next few weeks of some of the amazing creatures I was able to photograph, but here is a great starter to set the mood. I love Burrowing Owls and they are very common and easy to see there.
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