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Shout Eared Owl

Shout Eared Owl
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Copyright: andy swiny (andyswiny) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 26] (191)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, 75-300 f2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/210 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-16 11:40
Viewed: 997
Points: 4
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Unlike many other owls, short-eared owls can frequently be seen hunting in broad daylight as well as in the early evening. They are skilled predators with keen vision even in low light and hearing accurate enough to pinpoint a small mammal in the undergrowth. They also have impressive aerial agility: To attract a mate the males perform dramatic sky-dancing displays accompanied by wing clapping to alert females of their presence. They may also offer food as a bribe to win females over.

Short-eared owls are one of the most widely distributed owl species. They are specialists of open country, possessing streaked plumage that blends perfectly into short vegetation. Unfortunately, the open habitat makes their ground nest sites vulnerable to predation from mammals.

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2015-01-16 18:32]

Hello Andy,
Beautiful picture of this Short eared owl in flight. Good composition, bokeh and light.
Thanks for the share,

A great action shot, excellent lighting and composition. I have taken many own photos, none with this profile and movement, bravo.

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