Birds of the World

Strigidae : Owls

Burrowing Owl

Athene cunicularia

Brazil - August 2000

Burrowing Owls primarily nest in old rodent or tortoise burrows, although they do occassionally dig their own.

California, USA - May 2006

They are primarily crepuscular, but can be observed hunting at any time of the day or night.

California, USA - May 2006

They mainly prey on insects during daylight hours and small mammals at night.