Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) is the best-known
owl in North America. It is found in many places and instead
of building its own nest will use the nest left by other large
birds such as a hawk or a crow. The Great Horned Owl is a skilled
night hunter with very powerful talons and a very sharp bill.
It feeds on rabbits, squirrels, geese, skunks and snakes. It
is rarely seen during the day.
version of this image can also be seen in the 2005 San Diego
Bird Festival booklet.