Charlo. Great Horned Owls

In front of you, there is a nest of Bubo virginianus (also known as great horned owls). They are among the largest types of owls. Great horned owls have very distinct and beautiful appearances, characterized by intelligent eyes and sharp lines. They are smart enough to be trained by humans.

Great horned owls are very unique among their species; for instance, they are the only owls that hunt skunks. In addition, they are very strong and can fly under 2 or 3 times their own weight.

For the most part, these owls are solitary creatures, preferring to live alone until mating season. So if you see more than one bird in the nest — capture the moment!

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