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Name: Sherry Lynn
Status: student
Age: 13
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: 2000-2001


Question:
What are the nesting habits of a burrowing owl? From The Birder's Handbook, Copyright 1988 by Paul R. Ehrlich, David S. Dobkin, and Darryl Wheye


Replies:
BREEDING: Grassland, prairie, savanna, open areas near human habitation, especially golf courses, airports. 1 brood. Mating system is monogamous. DISPLAYS: Courtship: ritual feeding; pair choose nest site, stand atop burrow, quietly call, neck, and bill, also stretch legs and wings. NEST: In mammal burrow, occasionally enlarged by kicking dirt backward. Nest chamber lined with cow chips, horse dung, food debris, dry grass, weeds, pellets, feathers. Occasionally unlined. Perennial. EGGS: White, nest-stained. 1.2" (31 mm).

J. Elliott


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