Ground-nesting great horned owl in Suisun Marsh, California

California Fish and Game
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Great horned owls (Bubo virginianus) are widespread throughout North, Central, and parts of South America (Artuso et al. 2013). Across this range, great horned owls are generalists, occupying a diverse range of habitats including deciduous and coniferous forests, wetlands, and agricultural landscapes. Within these habitats, great horned owls are generally found near upland or short-vegetation habitat suitable for locating prey (Artuso et al. 2013). In Suisun Marsh, California, great horned owls primarily occupy stands of non-native eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp.), as well as man-made structures like waterfowl-nesting platforms (Figure 1) and on dock pilings over water (Figure 2), and they forage in nearby upland fields and seasonally flooded, diked wetlands managed primarily for waterfowl (USGS unpublished data).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Ground-nesting great horned owl in Suisun Marsh, California
Series title California Fish and Game
Volume 104
Issue 4
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 9 p.
First page 164
Last page 172
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial Suisun Marsh
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