In what type of habitat do burrowing owls live?

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Is its name implies, the burrowing owl lives in holes in the ground. The burrow can be several meters long with many twists and turns. Although the own can burrow its own hole, it often uses preexisting holes that have been created by prairie dogs, tortoises, armadillos, skunks, etc.

The animal's habitat is grasslands. In America, the burrowing owl is found to the West of the Rockies during the summer to breed. However, they can be found in mid and South American year round. 

This habitat is in accordance to its diet. The own eats insect from the ground during the day. Unlike the majority of nocturnal owls, the burrowing owl is considered diurnal. This means that it is awake both day and night. At night, the owl hunts for mammals. 

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