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Burrowing Owl - Athene cunicularia

The scientific name comes from the Greek word “athene” referring to Athena the Greek goddess of wisdom whose favorite bird was an owl and the Latin word “cunicularia” meaning mine or miner, referring to its nesting under ground.

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