Burrowing Owls usually have bright yellow irises, but a small percentage of owls found in Florida have dark brown or spangled yellow and brown irises which could be the result of a recessive gene being expressed. #OwlAwarenessDay
Cowboys sometimes called Burrowing Owls "howdy birds," because they seemed to nod in greeting from the entrances to their burrows.
Burrowing Owls usually have bright yellow irises, but a small percentage of owls found in Florida have dark brown or spangled yellow and brown irises which could be the result of a recessive gene being expressed.
Burrowing Owls usually have bright yellow irises, but a small percentage of owls found in Florida have dark brown or spangled yellow and brown irises which could be the result of a recessive gene being expressed. #OwlAwarenessDay
Did you know that Burrowing Owls have a higher tolerance for carbon dioxide than other birds? This is an adaptation found in other burrowing animals as well.