Burrowing Owl (Speotyto cunicularia)
Red: nesting grounds
Blue: wintering grounds
Purple: range throughout the year
Carnivorous , feeding on insects, including grasshoppers, small reptiles, amphibians, small rodents, and occasionally birds.
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.
Up to 8 years in the wild and 11 years in captivity.
Western rattlesnakes, larger owls, falcons, American badger, skunks, foxes, and weasels.
Endangered because of habitat fragmentation and loss, and the use of pesticides to control certain of its prey species.