The burrowing owl has mottled brown and buff coloration and does not have ear tufts. Appears brown at a distance with irregular white spotting. Sign in to check out Check out as guest . They have long legs, short tails, and are full of personality. Wonderful craftwork and detail, so much better than the usual mass-produced nonsense. Nests in a burrow, often dug by a prairie dog or tortoise. Their beauty is simply undeniable. Cowboys sometimes called these owls "howdy birds," because they seemed to nod in greeting from the entrances to their burrows in prairie-dog towns. My daughter, who has many other owls, absolutely loves this one. Introduce your students or children to the wonders of the sagebrush ecosystem through Rockie's Sagebrush Adventures ! This owl is just gorgeous--amazing detail, soft, and eyes that are so realistic you'd swear it was a live owl. They are held in place by bony structures in the skull called Sclerotic rings.For this reason, an owl cannot "roll" or move its eyes - that is, it can only look straight ahead! They usually stand 7-10 inches tall and, except in size, are most similar in appearance to a barred owl. Owls eyes are held inside the skull by bony structures called Sclerotic Rings, which fix the eyes in place. Active during day and night when it hunts mainly for insects and small mammals. Add to Watchlist Unwatch. The item you've selected was not added to your cart. They also have large yellow eyes and a white chin. Small, long-legged owl of open grassy habitats. Common owls with yellow eyes include Burrowing Owl, Great Gray Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Short-earned Owl, Great Horned Owl and the Snowy Owl. The burrowing owl spends most of its time on the ground, where its sandy brown plumage provides camouflage from potential predators. These owls have excellent eyesight but rely on their hearing to detect mice or other small rodents moving beneath the snow. Currently, the most critical threat to the owls is on nesting grounds near the Ontario International Airport. Primarily designed for use in low light, owls are actually far-sighted. The burrowing owl is a pint-sized bird that lives in open, treeless areas. 1. Burrowing owls are small, long-legged birds of prey found throughout open terrains of North and South America. Adding to your cart. Colorful fiction once held that owls, prairie-dogs, and rattlesnakes would all live in the same burrow at once. This illustrated book follows a Burrowing Owl and her friends as they discover what life in the sagebrush is all about. 30-day returns. Typically found on the ground or perched on low fence posts or rocks. Vintage painted burrowing Owl Detailed Resin Glass eyes paperweight collectible. In fact, the eyes are so well developed, that they are not eye balls as such, but elongated tubes. Explore the sagebrush through the eyes of an owl. They have bright eyes and their beaks can be dark yellow or gray depending on the subspecies. An owl's eyes are forward-facing, providing binocular vision just like humans, and yet their eyes are tubular-shaped, specialized to focus on prey from far distances. Burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) are a small bird (19-25 cm in length), mostly brown with buffy white spotting and bright yellow eyes framed by a broad, buff eyebrow stripe, though plumage can vary considerably among its fifteen subspecies (Poulin et al, 2011). An owl's eyes are large in order to improve their efficiency, especially under low light conditions. Add to cart . When agitated, it stands erect and abruptly bows down. Ships from United States. The goal of the Eyes and Ears on Burrowing Owls project is to monitor and protect the remaining nesting sites so these little owls can continue to live on their native lands. Yellow eyes. The burrowing owl is Florida’s only state-designated Threatened Species of owl.