Great Horned Owl

Great horned owlBubo virginianus 

You can find this large bird from North America to Central and South America in dense woodlands and along cliffs and rocky canyons. Once a year, this normally solitary animal will exchange love songs during mating season, and both parents will assist with incubating the 2-3 eggs that are laid.

Conservation Status:  Great horned owls are protected by the U.S. Migratory Bird Act.

Did you know?
The great horned owl uses its feather tufts for body language – when they are flat, the owl is irritated. When the tufts are raised, they are inquisitive.