Great horned owl Bubo virginianus
- 43 - 55 cm
- Skunks, konijnen kleine zoogdieren, vogels, reptielen en ongewervelde dieren
- 2.5 kg
- 25 jaar
- Minste zorg
- Alaska tot de zuidpunt van Zuid-Amerika
Animals in our sanctuary
Algis came to us together with Satura via the Opglabeek Nature Aid Center. The pair of owls were ceded to the NHC by the heirs of the deceased owner.
Satura came to us together with Algis via the Opglabeek Nature Aid Center. The pair of owls were ceded to the NHC by the heirs of the deceased owner.
Where does he feel most at home?
The Great horned owl loves to live in coniferous forests, but will move to different areas for food and nesting. You can find him in North- and South-America.
What's his favourite food?
During the night the Great horned owl will hunt on small rodents, birds, reptiles or invertebrates. The size of its prey varies from an insect to a skunk, rabbit or chicken.
This owl is a bit lazy and will use a deserted nest from a buzzard or a large cavity in a tree or building as a nesting place.