“Hootie” (The Great Horned Owl)
The great horned owl, also known as the tiger owl or the hoot owl, is a large owl native to the Americas. Its primary diet is rabbits and hares, rats and mice, and voles, although it freely hunts any animal it can overtake, including rodents and other small mammals, larger mid-sized mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. In ornithological study, the great horned owl is the night-time equivalent to the red-tailed hawk, with which it often shares similar habitat, prey, and nesting habits by day. The great horned owl is one of the earliest nesting birds in North America, often laying eggs weeks or even months before other raptorial birds.
This 16 X 20 acrylic painting has been painted as a mono-color, and is gallery wrapped so that it can be hung without a frame.