How to Draw a Burrowing Owl

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Burrowing Owl in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Burrowing Owl.

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How to Draw a Burrowing Owl - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Interesting Facts about Burrowing Owls

Burrowing owls get their name from the fact that they live in burrows, which are underground tunnels. They take over burrows that have already been dug out by animals such as badgers and gophers. Burrowing owls live in Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada. They also live in the western part of the United States and Florida. Burrowing owls can also be found in South America.

Did you know?

  • The average lifespan of burrowing owls is 8 to 10 years.
  • The typical diet of burrowing owls includes insects, toads, grasshoppers, and small rodents such as mice.
  • Female burrowing owls lay 6 to 11 eggs at a time. After about 30 days, the eggs hatch.
  • The average size of burrowing owls is 8 to 11 inches long. They weigh between 6 and 7.5 ounces.
  • The average wingspan of burrowing owls is 18 to 22 inches.

Unlike most owl species, burrowing owls are active both during the day and the night. Most owl species are only active at nighttime. There is another difference between burrowing owls and other species. In most owl species, the females are larger than the males. However, female and male burrowing owls are about the same size. Also, burrowing owls can see colors better than other owl species.