Great horned owl fledglings
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Just a couple of 'know-it-owls'. Great horned owl fledglings
You're looking at the great horned owl, a common raptor coloured for camouflage and ready to hunt. They're fierce predators and can easily capture prey larger than themselves. As voracious carnivores, they hunt whatever they can find—typically small animals like rabbits, squirrels, mice and even scorpions. They spend their days roosting and their nights hunting alone. Great horned owls don't migrate but often move from one territory to another. These distinctive birds can be found almost anywhere, from the Arctic regions to the tropics. You might even find them in your own backyard!