Burrowing Owl peering out of his hole


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  • Location: San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA
  • Source: www.sdzsafaripark.org
  • Info: HD cam featuring a pair of burrowing owls in an off-exhibit breeding area. Viewers can observe these fascinating birds on this live cam which provides views above ground, as well inside the birds' underground burrow, where eggs are incubated and chicks are raised.

    The burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) is a small species, weighing only 150g. Burrowing owls can be found in grasslands, deserts and open ranges where vegetation is low, throughout North and South America. They nest in burrows which often they have taken over from prairie dogs. Living in open grasslands as opposed to forests, the burrowing owl has developed longer legs that enable it to sprint, as well as fly.