Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus - Grand-duc d'Amérique

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Strigiformes

  • Family
    :

    Strigidés

  • Genus
    :

    Bubo

  • Species
    :

    virginianus

Descriptor

Gmelin, JF, 1788

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 51 à 60 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 134 à 152 cm.
  • Weight
    : 1000 à 1500 g
Longevity

20 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) is a species of bird in the Strigidae family.

Subspecific information 15 Subspecies

  • Bubo virginianus algistus (w Alaska)
  • Bubo virginianus lagophonus (c Alaska to ne Oregon, Idaho and nw Montana. USA.)
  • Bubo virginianus saturatus (coastal se Alaska to coastal n California. USA.)
  • Bubo virginianus pacificus (coastal c California. USA. to nw Baja California (Mexico))
  • Bubo virginianus subarcticus (wc Canada to n Idaho. USA.)
  • Bubo virginianus pallescens (sw USA to s Mexico)
  • Bubo virginianus pinorum (s Idaho to n Arizona and n New Mexico. USA.)
  • Bubo virginianus heterocnemis (ne Canada to the Great Lakes region)
  • Bubo virginianus virginianus (se Canada to c and e USA)
  • Bubo virginianus elachistus (s Baja California. Mexico.)
  • Bubo virginianus mayensis (Yucatán Pen.. se Mexico.)
  • Bubo virginianus mesembrinus (s Mexico to w Panama)
  • Bubo virginianus nigrescens (Colombia to nw Peru)
  • Bubo virginianus nacurutu (e Colombia through the Guianas to n, e Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and c Peru)
  • Bubo virginianus deserti (ne Brazil. nc Bahia.)

Foreign names

  • Grand-duc d'Amérique,
  • Búho Americano,
  • Jacurutu,
  • Virginiauhu,
  • amerikai uhu,
  • Amerikaanse Oehoe,
  • Gufo reale della Virginia,
  • Virginiauv,
  • Amerikahubro,
  • výr bielobradý,
  • výr virginský,
  • Amerikansk Stor Hornugle,
  • amerikanhuuhkaja,
  • duc de Virgínia,
  • puchacz wirginijski,
  • Amerikas ūpis,
  • Виргинский филин,
  • アメリカワシミミズク,
  • 美洲雕鸮,
  • 大鵰鴞,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Boreal, Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland, Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level, Subtropical/Tropical Swamp, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane ; Savanna : Dry, Moist ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Desert : Temperate ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Urban Areas

Geographic range

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