Burrowing owl (Athene/Speotyto cunicularia)

Burrowing owl (Athene/Speotyto cunicularia)

Scientific name: Athene cunicularia
Height: 200mm to 260mm
Geographical distribution: northern, central and southern America
Habitat: open grassland
Diet: small birds; insects, especially large beetles and crickets; small rodents, for example, kangaroo rats and voles
Status: locally threatened

Here are the names of the Burrowing owls we have at the sanctuary:

ZAPPER
MAJOR
DIGGER