Order Strigiformes
Family Strigidae
Class Aves
Scientific Name Bubo virginianus pacificus
Californian great horned owl
Californian Great Horned Owl ©en.wikipedia.org

Californian Great Horned Owl Description

  • The bird is a resident all year round.
  • It has a fairly small body.
  • The owl is the lightest of the great horned owls.

Size & Weight

(Males)

  • WEIGHT: 680 to 1,272 g (1.499 to 2.804 lb)
  • TAIL LENGTH: 175 to 218 mm (6.9 to 8.6 in)
  • WING CHORD: 305–362 mm (12.0–14.3 in)
  • TARSUS: (male and female) 57 mm (2.2 in)
  • BILL LENGTH: (male and female) 34 to 41 mm (1.3 to 1.6 in)

(Females)

  • WEIGHT: 825 to 1,668 g (1.819 to 3.677 lb)
  • TAIL LENGTH: 203 to 230 mm (8.0 to 9.1 in)
  • WING CHORD: 335–375 mm (13.2–14.8 in)

Range

Central and southern California, Northwestern Baja California (Mexico), San Diego County