When agitated, it stands erect and abruptly bows down. These owls have excellent eyesight but rely on their hearing to detect mice or other small rodents moving beneath the snow. This owl is just gorgeous--amazing detail, soft, and eyes that are so realistic you'd swear it was a live owl. 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. They usually stand 7-10 inches tall and, except in size, are most similar in appearance to a barred owl. Nests in a burrow, often dug by a prairie dog or tortoise. Adding to your cart. 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! Add to Watchlist Unwatch. Add to cart . Introduce your students or children to the wonders of the sagebrush ecosystem through Rockie's Sagebrush Adventures ! The burrowing owl is a pint-sized bird that lives in open, treeless areas. Appears brown at a distance with irregular white spotting. The item you've selected was not added to your cart. My daughter, who has many other owls, absolutely loves this one. They also have large yellow eyes and a white chin. Yellow eyes. Sign in to check out Check out as guest . 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. Explore the sagebrush through the eyes of an owl. Colorful fiction once held that owls, prairie-dogs, and rattlesnakes would all live in the same burrow at once. Their beauty is simply undeniable. They have long legs, short tails, and are full of personality. 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). 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. Primarily designed for use in low light, owls are actually far-sighted. Currently, the most critical threat to the owls is on nesting grounds near the Ontario International Airport. They have bright eyes and their beaks can be dark yellow or gray depending on the subspecies. Typically found on the ground or perched on low fence posts or rocks. The burrowing owl spends most of its time on the ground, where its sandy brown plumage provides camouflage from potential predators. This illustrated book follows a Burrowing Owl and her friends as they discover what life in the sagebrush is all about. Ships from United States. Cowboys sometimes called these owls "howdy birds," because they seemed to nod in greeting from the entrances to their burrows in prairie-dog towns. The burrowing owl is Florida’s only state-designated Threatened Species of owl. Wonderful craftwork and detail, so much better than the usual mass-produced nonsense. 1. In fact, the eyes are so well developed, that they are not eye balls as such, but elongated tubes. 30-day returns. An owl's eyes are large in order to improve their efficiency, especially under low light conditions. Vintage painted burrowing Owl Detailed Resin Glass eyes paperweight collectible. Active during day and night when it hunts mainly for insects and small mammals. The burrowing owl has mottled brown and buff coloration and does not have ear tufts. 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