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Conata Basin, Buffalo Gap National Grassland, South Dakota..A male burrowing owl stretches outside nest burrow last light of day on prairie dog town...Burrowing owls are a key grassland bird species heavily reliant on large prairie dog towns for their shelter, food and survival. ..They nest and rear their young in prairie dog burrows on the prairie, then are early migrators in the fall, wintering in the southern Plains of Texas and the grasslands of northern Mexico
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Conata Basin, Buffalo Gap National Grassland, South Dakota..A male burrowing owl stretches outside nest burrow last light of day on prairie dog town...Burrowing owls are a key grassland bird species heavily reliant on large prairie dog towns for their shelter, food and survival. ..They nest and rear their young in prairie dog burrows on the prairie, then are early migrators in the fall, wintering in the southern Plains of Texas and the grasslands of northern Mexico