• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Strigiformes
  • Family: Strigidae
  • Genus: Bubo
  • Species: Bubo virginianus
  • Communicate by hooting that can heard for miles away
  • They will often reuse nests that were made by small mammals or other birds
  • The talons are strong enough that they need a force of 28 pounds to open
  • As with most raptors, females are generally larger than males