The Great Horned Owl, Predator and Prey

Faith Sees Birds

Great Horned Owl Great Horned Owl Photo By Greg Hume

They have an amazingly keen hearing and can detect a mouse from as far as 23 meters away!

Identifying them:

The Great Horned Owl is one of the most common owls in North America. It lives all over the country year round. I used to go to a forest called Tryon Creek where I would watch for owls. I would hear many kinds of hoots during the night and morning. One sound I heard came from the Great Horned Owl. If you want to hear the Great Horned Owls’ call, click the following link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, which is by the way a great website to find facts about birds:

The Great Horned Owl is approximately 24 inches and their wingspan is 57 inches. They have a curved bill that helps them tear at his or hers prey.


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