Burrowing Owl-Strigidae Athene cunicularia
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Burrowing Owl

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Burrowing Owl,  Box Elder County, Utah, 5-30-04, ©Nicky Davis, Strigidae athene cunicularia
Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl in Burrow

Burrowing Owl Pellet

Male Burrowing Owl guarding burrow at Saratoga Springs, April 10, 2013

Photo Details
1. May 6, 2006 - Utah State Road 68, Utah County, utah  - ©Les Davis
2. June 4, 2006 - Utah State Road 68, Utah County, Utah -
©Nicky Davis
3.,4.,5. May 30, 2004  - Box Elder County, Utah  - ©Nicky Davis
6. Washington Fields, Washington County, Utah - ©Carol Davis
7. Burrowing Owl Pellet - December 21, 2005 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis County, Utah -
©Nicky Davis
8.  Saratoga Springs, Utah April 10, 2012

L 9.5 WS 21, White Throat, Pale Eyebrows, Spotted dark brown and buff breast, Pale brown spotted back, Long legs.

Hunts for insects, scorpions, crayfish, mice, squirrels, prairie dogs, rabbits, amphibians, and snakes in open plains, grasslands and desert scrub. Lays 6-11 white eggs in nest in small colonies in deserted burrow of prairie dogs, tortoises, armadill, woodchuck, skunk or other mammal.  May dig their own burrow or enlarge an existing one.  The nest is lined with dung, grasses and weeds. They can be seen standing at the entrance to their burrow.  Rattlesnakes prey on owls and the owls imitate the rattling sound as a defense.

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