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Great Horned Owl - March 4, 2017. by KMR Photography

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During my time spent on tumblr perusing photos of cute baby animals, I’ve seen a lot of photosets where a photo of a very cute plush doll was misidentified as a real baby owl. And I happen to think the real thing is fantastically adorably awkward and deserves to be cooed over too. So here is a photoset of actual baby owls for your viewing pleasure.

1. Sunda Scops Owl (Otus lempiji) by Irawan Subingar
2. Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa) by Ola Nowak
3. Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) by Lisa Morffiz
4. Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) by Jim Cumming
5. Eastern Screech Owls (Megascops asio) by Greg Schneider
6. Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) by Alun Thomas
7. Barn Owl (Tyto alba) by Markpkn
8. Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) by Shaun Healey

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Asio otusby eb3alfmiguel 


wtf why do owl chicks look like muppets?? 😂😂

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Short-eared Owl by Boreal Impressions

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Grand-duc de Verreaux avalant un serpent / Verreaux’s eagle-owl eating a snake at Pafuri, Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Bubo lacteus (Temminck, 1820) :
- Grand-duc de Verreaux ;
- Verreaux’s eagle-owl - Milky eagle owl - Giant eagle owl ;
- Búho lechoso - Búho de Verreaux…

Ordre : Strigiformes / Famille : Strigidés - Strigidae / Genre : Bubo /
Espèce : lacteus - Espèce monotypique / Longévité : 12 ans.

Le Grand-duc de Verreaux est un rapace imposant, la femelle peut peser jusqu'à 3,100 kg alors que le mâle ne pèsera qu'environ 2 kg.

Derek Keats  / (CC BY 2.0)

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Tagging a fledged spotted owl!  There were two owlets, but we were only able to catch one.  The other refused to come within grabbing distance, despite constantly baiting it with a fake mouse on a string.  Owls behave a lot like cats. 

The capture mechanism was a modified fishing pole with a noose.  The snared owls get reeled in - interesting to witness!  

La mirada de las aves rapaces siempre me ha producido una inusitada fascinación. Una mirada que, habitualmente, desprende inteligencia, poder, incluso grandeza. Pero la de una lechuza es algo que va más allá, estamos hablando de unos ojos que no parecen de este mundo, si no que bien podrían pertenecer a un alienígena venido de una lejana galaxia. Sean cuales sean los secretos que esos ojos esconden, vistos y conocidos en mitad de la noche más profunda  e impenetrable, bienvenidos sean.

Deux Chevêche des terriers - Chouette des terriers.

Athene cunicularia (Molina, 1782) :
- Chevêche des terriers - Chouette des terriers ;
- Burrowing owl ;
- Mochuelo de madriguera ;
- Coruja-buraqueira… ;
- Civetta delle tane ;
- Kaninchenkauz ;
- Preeriapöllö ;
- Prärieuggla ;
- アナホリフクロウ ;
- 穴小鴞 ;
- Pójdźka ziemna - Sowa ziemna - Sówka ziemna ;
- Кроличий сыч -, или кроликовая сова - или пещерная сова ;

Ordre : Strigiformes / Famille : Strigidés - Strigidae / Genre : Athene / Espèce : cunicularia / Sous-espèces : + 22 ou 23 selon la source / Longévité : 8 ans.

Image gratuite sur Pixabay

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Brown Hawk-owl (Ninox scutulata)

Also known as the brown boobook, the brown hawk-owl is a species of boobook (Ninox spp.) which is a resident breeder in most of tropical south Asia, ranging from the Middle East to south China. Brown Hawk-owls typically inhabit well wooded country and forests. Like most owls, brown hawk-owls are nocturnal and feed on a range of small birds, mammals, lizards, frogs and insects. N. scutulata like other members of its genus earns the common name “boobook” due to its cools which are a soft, muscial oo-uk..oook-uk.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Strigiformes-Strigidae-Ninox-N. scutulata

Image: Michael Gillam