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burrowing owl

noun
1.
a long-legged terrestrial owl, Athene cunicularia, of North and South America, that digs a nesting burrow in open prairie land.
Origin of burrowing owl
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism
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  • Many state wildlife agencies are becoming increasingly concerned about declining burrowing owl populations.
  • Other declining species include the burrowing owl, prairie falcon, and ferruginous hawk.

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