burrowing owlbur·row·ing owl
a ground owl (Athene cunicularia) of the prairie regions of North and South America having long legs and a small head: it makes its nest in abandoned burrows
A small, long-legged owl (Athene cunicularia) of American grasslands that nests in burrows dug by animals such as prairie dogs or rabbits.
(plural burrowing owls)
- A small owl of the western part of North America (Speotyto cunicularia), which lives in holes, often in company with the prairie dog.