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species-Bubo-virginianus-5Bird Song of the Month March 2015 
Great Horned Owl-Bubo virginianus
The Great Horned owl is found all across North America in small numbers. Length 55.88 cm – 22 inches bill to tip of tail and  wingspan of      111.76 cm – 44 inches. The feathers on the front edges of the wings are serrated so that it can approach its prey silently. The  4-6 hoot sequence  can be remembered by the mnemonic ” who’s awake-me too”. The female hoots are just a little higher pitched than her mate. At the end of the attached recording you will hear an alarm call and the bill clapping alarm.  By John Neville

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