Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus
A Great Horned Owl specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

An uncommon permanent resident, confined to the more heavily wooded areas and adjacent agricultural areas. Breeds from late January to late April. Female is larger than male.

Specimen Information

This entry is for the adult pictured above.
Date:  9/29/1928
Collected By:  Carl Rohwer
Locality:  East Falls Church, VA
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  310636
On the floor of the case is a large young owl, not pictured here and not labeled.  This is also a Great Horned Owl.
Date: Before 5/24/1912
Collected By: Edward S Schmid
Locality: Maryland, just outside of DC
Sex: Immature, possibly a female
Catalog ID: 233801