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.
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