Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus

Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl
The Great Horned Owl is native to the Americas, from sub-Arctic regions through to southern South America. A little similar to the Eagle Owls of Europe/Asia, it has yellow rather than orange eyes, a much stronger bordered facial disc and a different plumage pattern. Its prey is also similar to the Eagle Owls, hunting mainly at night for rodents, other small mammals, birds (small and large including water birds and other birds of prey) and reptiles. It has been known to take even medium-sized dogs.
Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl
The "horns" aren't horns at all, nor ears, but tufts of feathers.
Great Horned Owl
Owls can't move their eyes but they can turn their heads some 270 degrees to see all around them. They have excellent eyesight in daylight and low light/night.
Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl