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


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.