About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Burrowing Owl is true to its name


A Burrowing Owl standing on one leg near Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil.

The Burrowing Owl is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of western North and South America. 

They often nest and roost in burrows excavated by prairie dogs, skunks, armadillos, or tortoises. 

Living in open grasslands as opposed to the forest, the burrowing owl has developed longer legs, which enables them to sprint as well as fly when hunting insects, scorpions, small mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles.

Thank you Wagner Machado Carlos Lemes  for allowing me access to your amazing photographs! You can see more photos on Wikimedia Commons

 If anyone would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com and I'll put it on the Friday Photo posts.