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Great Horned Owl | by Will.Moneymaker
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Great Horned Owl

The name of the Great Horned Owl comes from their large tufts (not use for hearing). They weigh approximately 4 pounds and have a 4-foot wingspan. They can fly up to 40 mph and eat a variety of 250 different prey species. Next time, when your hiking through the woods, listen for their distinctive call that consists of 4-5 deep hoots. I like their nickname... the Tigers of the Sky.

 

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Uploaded on May 11, 2018