Animals in Rio
Burrowing owls favor open, flat areas with short grass or bare soil, and are usually found on grasslands, prairies, farmland and airfields, according to Audubon. As their name suggests, they live in burrows. But unlike other owls, they're often active during the daytime.
Burrowing owls eat insects, such as grasshoppers and caterpillars; small mammals, including voles and squirrels; as well as snakes, frogs and lizards, Audubon said. They may also line their nests with the poop of other animals to lure insects and other prey toward them, Live Science reported in 2006.