Author 'Nicoledesplat' (Id 206305 ) : The 'Owl Great horned owl' is a bird of prey that lives in wooded areas of forests or coniferous forests, great parks of cities, towns, mangroves, sometimes in the desert regions or mountains up to 4500m in the Andes.
It is a sedentary which feeds mainly on mammals of small or medium in size but also of the bird in the heron (10%).
It breeds in old nests of crows or birds of prey, and settles in the nooks and crannies of cliffs or on platforms.
The female is larger than the male of 1kg to 2. 5kg for a male variant of 680gr to 1. 450kg.
The female lays 1 to 3 eggs which the period of incubation varies between 28 and 30jrs.
It is a raptor globally non-threatened, widespread but in low densities.
This one was photographed at the Espace Rambouillet.