Utah Bird Profile
 Burrowing Owl - Athene cunicularia

Name Roots: (Gr. Athene, [goddess of wisdom] - L. conicularius, "a miner or burrower"; cuniculus, "a rabbit")

In Utah:   
characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a burrow nest. This species is not a cowbird host. This species is a carnivore: ground hawker; insectivore: air hawker.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in high desert scrub and grassland habitats.

by Paul Higgins

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