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Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus - fierce predator

Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus - fierce predator

 

The Great Horned Owl, a fearsome predator. This is the only bird that preys on the mighty Peregrine Falcons. They are beautiful too. The Great Horned owl is also one of the only predators of a skunk. This is a captive bird at Animal Kingdom, Disney World, Florida.

 

The horns are actually feathers called plumicorns.

 

Most common owl in North America.

   

Bubo virginianus

  

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Taken on February 21, 2008