Birds of Cuba BETA

    STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae (Owls)  
Genus: Athene (1 species, 9 worldwide)

Burrowing Owl
Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia carrikeri)
Las Unamas, San Martin, Meta, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Locally common. Small (sometimes large) groups build nests and decoy nests by digging holes in open grassy areas.
Family at a nest hole.

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