Not in a way that matters outside of taxonomic pedantry.
cbkenn, I heard BOO-os for buhos, and since the "h" is silent, that seems to be a proper pronunciation of the owl word.
There are probably linguists out there who can explain it better, but to me the Spanish "o" doesn't sound the same as the English "long o," because the Spanish one is formed with the lips less pursed, the top lip less downward, & makes a shorter sound.
I don't defend the female bot-voice often, because I have to waste a lot of time listening to her in turtle speed to catch all the words she doesn't finish, or the small words she seems to leave out entirely. (shrug)