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Owls of North America: Burrowing Owl

The Burrowing Owl is a tiny, endangered bird of prey, weighing under a pound and measuring less than a foot tall.

Uniquely, “Burrowing Owls nest underground in abandoned burrows dug by mammals or if soil conditions allow they will dig their own burrows… They often line their nest with an assortment of dry materials. Adults usually return to the same burrow or a nearby area each year,” (OwlPages).

The explore.org camera operator caught a rare sighting of this small, endangered bird, which you can see here in this 1-minute video. Visit the Bison Live Cam for your own rare capture.