Black male live cam
Mostly the male stands guard at the entrance and the female spends more time below.
But sometimes they will both be in the burrow, especially when disturbed.
The burrowing owl lacks the ear tufts of the more familiar woodland owls.
Bright yellow eyes and a white chin accent the face.
Florida's owls typically dig their own burrows but will use gopher tortoise or armadillo burrows.
Burrowing owls use burrows year-round; for roosting during the winter and for raising young during the breeding season (Feb - July).Recently, these populations have decreased because of disappearing habitat while populations in south Florida coastal areas have increased due to modification of habitat by humans.Burrowing owls live as single breeding pairs or in loose colonies consisting of two or more families.The female lays six to eight eggs over a one-week period. At hatching, the young owls are covered with white downy feathers and have their eyes closed.
They emerge from the burrow when they are 2 weeks old.FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Q: I cannot see any owls. A: Burrowing Owls are diurnal and nocturnal, meaning they are active during the day and night.