The burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of the western North and South America as far as to the cape Hoorn, furthermore it occurs in isolated populations in Florida and on some Caribbean islands. Unlike most owls, burrowing owls are often active during the day, although they tend to avoid the midday heat.
The owls have bright eyes; their beaks can be dark yellow or gray depending on the subspecies. But there are also variations with dark, spotted or even completely black eyes. The owls measures 19 to 28 cm long and spans 51 to 61 cm across the wings, and weighs 140 to 240 g.
Since a few years we visit the owls in the USA (Florida). Many photos of the owls were taken during our visits. We present a selection of these photos in this project.
By clicking on the thumbnails you will get to the respective large photo view.