Great Horned Owl (Great Horned)

Bubo virginianus [virginianus Group]

ML16387


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James E., Jr. Richardson
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7.0 km SW of Graceville (WSW)
Florida, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 30.9325, -85.5947 Map

Age and Sex
Adult Female – 1
Adult Male – 1
Immature – 1
Sounds
Call; Duet; Song
Behaviors
Breeding
Courtship, Display, or Copulation
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

NOTES: Slightly before dusk; Altitude 12-56m; Range status territorial and territorial paired; breeding; Sound rate delivery normal; Humid; Season: summer; General habitat: woods, rural, coniferous, grove; Cover density sparse; Strata in habitat high, trunks/limbs; Water association none. Temoerature upper 80s F. Equipment: equalization none; copy recorder none. parabola 30.5/10.2 cm. This family of owls was recorded in a small Pine grove, bordered to the NW by a highway to the NE by a small field, and to the S by my yard and house. It is unfortunate that this event occured during one of the busiest times of the day for the highway. This family of owls has frequented my yard and surrounding property since we moved here in 1992. In 1992 they had two juveniles, both of whom used the typical 'screech' begging call. This year they have one juvenile who uses this trumpeting or honking begging call. This call was heard from mid-August to mid-October and has since not been heard. The adults have continued to sing to one another throught the fall. Other Behaviors: Beg, Mate, Social Context: Family.

Background Species

Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus
Capra - Capra
eastern gray squirrel - Sciurus carolinensis
Dog (Domestic type) - Canis lupus (Domestic type)

Technical Information

Recorder
SONY TCM-5000EV
Microphone
Accessories

Archival Information

Cataloged
Digitized
8 Dec 2003 by Claudia Zan
Edited
8 Dec 2003 by Claudia Zan

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