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Zoo sauvage de St-Félicien

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Burrowing Owl (Speotyto cunicularia)

Order Familly
Strigiformes Strigidae

Green: Borealie

Red: nesting grounds

Blue: wintering grounds

Purple: range throughout the year

Diet:

Carnivorous , feeding on insects, including grasshoppers, small reptiles, amphibians, small rodents, and occasionally birds.

Reproduction:

Sexually mature at one year. Mating and egg laying occurs between in March and July . The 6-12 eggs are incubated by both the male and the female for 28 days. The young fledge after 28 days.

Lifespan:

Up to 8 years in the wild and 11 years in captivity.

Predators:

Western rattlesnakes, larger owls, falcons, American badger, skunks, foxes, and weasels.

Status:

Endangered because of habitat fragmentation and loss, and the use of pesticides to control certain of its prey species.