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Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus

Weight: 1000 - 2500 g. (female). 680 - 1450 g. (male)
Length: 60 cm. (female). 51 cm. (male)
Wingspan: 143 cm. (female). 134 cm. (male)
Longevity: longest recorded in the wild is 28 years, 50 in captivity.

Status in Stanley Park:

Probably a year-round resident, but sightings are rare. It may just be post-breeding dispersal.

I have had about half-a-dozen encounters with Great Horned Owls over the last decade. I have photos for most and will be documenting as time permits. One was on 2009-March-22.

This species has a more aggressive reputation than most of our owls - so approach with caution.

For more information and range, etc. I suggest a visit to (Great Horned Owl).