Geographical Range North, Central, and South America
Habitat Forests, woodlands, swamps, deserts, farmlands, towns
Scientific Name Bubo virginianus
Conservation Status Common

By day, the great horned owl is a sound sleeper, but not so at night. That’s when this feathered predator wakes up to hunt.

The owl is equipped with sharp senses to help it find food in the dark. Its large eyes give it four times the night vision that we have. Its hearing is also extremely sharp, which comes in handy as it searches for rodents and other hidden prey.

Great horned owls also have strong feet and sharp claws for grasping their victim, as well as a curved beak to tear it into bite-size chunks.