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Great Horned Owl -
(Bubo virginianus)



  • Large bulky brown owl with "ear" tufts
  • Horizontal marks on chest and belly
  • White throat (not always visible)
  • 22" (56 cm.)


  • Woodland
  • Woods near agricultural land

Additional Information

  • Common resident
  • Uses large stick nests of other birds--
         crow or Red-tailed Hawk nests
  • Breeding season early --courtship begins
    in December, can be on nest in January,
         but more often early February and later

Great Horned Owl on a tree branch

Great Horned Owl in the day time

Great Horned Owl and Owlet 

Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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