AnAge entry for Bubo virginianus

Classification (HAGRID: 02169)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Strigiformes
                Family: Strigidae
                    Genus: Bubo
Species
Bubo virginianus
Common name
Great horned owl

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
29 years (wild)
Source
ref. 427
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Though sexual maturity may be reached at earlier ages, breeding normally does not occur before age 2. The record longevity in the wild is 13 years [0437].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Incubation
27 days
Clutch size
3 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
34.7 g
Adult weight
1,191 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.138 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
5.2442 W
Body mass
1450.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.003617 W/g

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 177884
Animal Diversity Web
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 56268
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