Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus

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Great Horned owls are often called "hoot owls."

The "horns" are just feathers on top and are not ears.

They have powerful, sharp talons for catching rabbit, mice, bullfrogs, skunks and waterfowl and everything in between.

In the winter, these nocturnal birds of prey will use an old hawk or squirrel nest to breed rather than make their own.

All owls have the ability to turn their heads around about 3/4 of a circle to compensate their inability to move their eyes.