Burrowing Owl

Athene cunicularia - Chevêche des terriers

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Strigiformes

  • Family
    :

    Strigidés

  • Genus
    :

    Athene

  • Species
    :

    cunicularia

Descriptor

Molina, 1782

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 25 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 55 cm.
  • Weight
    : 120 à 250 g
Longevity

8 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) is a species of bird in the Strigidae family.

Subspecific information 18 Subspecies

  • Athene cunicularia hypugaea (sw Canada to w Mexico)
  • Athene cunicularia rostrata (Clarion I.. off w Mexico.)
  • Athene cunicularia floridana (c and s Florida. USA. , Bahama Is.)
  • Athene cunicularia amaura (Antigua, Nevis. Lesser Antilles.)
  • Athene cunicularia guadeloupensis (Guadeloupe. Lesser Antilles.)
  • Athene cunicularia guantanamensis (Cuba)
  • Athene cunicularia troglodytes (Hispaniola, Gonâve and Beata Is.)
  • Athene cunicularia brachyptera (wc, nc Venezuela, Margarita I.. off n Venezuela. and Aruba (Netherlands Antilles))
  • Athene cunicularia minor (c se Venezuela, s Guyana, n Brazil)
  • Athene cunicularia carrikeri (e Colombia)
  • Athene cunicularia tolimae (w Colombia)
  • Athene cunicularia pichinchae (w Ecuador)
  • Athene cunicularia nanodes (sw Ecuador to sw Peru and n Chile)
  • Athene cunicularia juninensis (sc Peru to w Bolivia and nw Argentina)
  • Athene cunicularia boliviana (Bolivia)
  • Athene cunicularia grallaria (e and c Brazil)
  • Athene cunicularia cunicularia (s Bolivia, Paraguay and s Brazil to Tierra del Fuego)
  • Athene cunicularia partridgei (Corrientes Prov.. n Argentina.)

Foreign names

  • Chevêche des terriers,
  • Mochuelo de Madriguera,
  • Coruja-buraqueira,
  • Kaninchenkauz,
  • üregi bagoly,
  • Holenuil,
  • Civetta delle tane,
  • Prärieuggla,
  • Graveugle,
  • kuvik zemný,
  • sýček králičí,
  • Prærieugle,
  • preeriapöllö,
  • mussol de lloriguera,
  • pójdźka ziemna,
  • racējapogs,
  • Кроличий сыч,
  • アナホリフクロウ,
  • 穴小鸮,
  • 穴鴞,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Grassland : Temperate ; Desert : Hot ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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