Great horned owls are one of the most widespread and successful bird species in the United States with a geographic range that covers most of North America and extends south into Central and South America. They inhabit nests abandoned by squirrels or other birds, including other great horned owls. And their primary diet is likely to consist of rodents and insects.
It usually takes 6 to 9 weeks for the owls to fledge and then another 5 to 10 weeks before they become independent.
The average life expectancy of great horned owls is 13 years. The record for the longest life in the wild is 28 years old. In captivity, the average lifespan is 20 years and the longest recorded lifespan is 35 years.
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