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The Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) is a small brown long-legged owls that nest in burrows. It has a short tail and no ear tufts. The eyes and bill are yellow. It is a small, ground-dwelling, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. The Burrowing Owl breeds from southern Alberta eastward to southern Manitoba, southward into Mexico. Also resident in Florida and into the Caribbean and throughout South America. Burrowing Owls form monogamous pair bonds during the nesting season. Nest sites include rocky outcroppings, ground-squirrel burrows, drainage pipes, and artificial burrows provided by wildlife.
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