Great Horned Owl
- Scientific name: Bubo birainianus
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Aves
- Family: Strigidae
- Genus: Bubo
- Species: B. virginianus
- A great horned owl is powerful enough to take prey two to three times heavier than itself.
- Owls are active generally more at dusk, but in some regions, maybe seen in late afternoon or early morning.
- Both sexes hoot but males have a lower pitched voice than females.
- Owls eat rabbits, rodents, squirrels, reptiles and birds.
- Owls weigh approximately 2 to 4 pounds with a wingspan of 36 to 60 inches (3 to 5 feet)