Great Horned Owl Mini Journal

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Nearly two feet tall, the Great Horned Owl is our largest native owl. Males and females are similar in appearance although the female is slightly larger. Among the fiercest of avian hunters, this impressive bird of prey carries a sense of power and dignity.

The Great Horned Owl is widely distributed throughout North America. From the Arctic, where it is almost white in color, the bird ranges as far south as Florida, Texas and Mexico. It often lives in deep pine, hemlock or spruce woods broken by hardwoods, and uses old nests of hawks, herons, crows or squirrels. Great Horned Owls may also displace bald eagles from their nests.

Although they have a variety of vocalizations, one of their better known calls is a deep, resonant five hoots, ventriloquistic in nature. Pairs hoot often during winter courtship. On a still, moonlit night their calls can carry up to one mile.

artwork by Linda Matusich ©2010
text by Steve Sierigk

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