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Sonoran Desert Birds



Great-horned owl - (Bubo virginianus)

 Great-horned owl

 Great-horned owl

Size: 22 inches
Overall Color: brownish gray
Occurrence: widespread
Diet: anything it can kill
Nest: platform
Field Identification: large ear tufts, barred breast, yellow eyes
Season: year-round

Great-horned owl
Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Chordata (hollow nerve cord)
Subphylum: Vertebrata (backbone)
Class: Aves (Birds)
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae (owls)
Genus: Bubo
species: virginianus

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