Burrowing owls are closely related to the British little owl, and live in North and South America. They differ from other owls since they are active mainly in the daytime, and the female is smaller than the male.
Scientific name: Athene cunicularia
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Year assessed: 2009
Classified by: IUCN 3.1