1st Sooty Owl
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|Sooty Owl - Tyto tenebricosa |
If I am not wrong, this is the first photo of this bird on TN. Here is the female, sitting on top of its nest hole.
A medium-sized owl to 45 cm long, with dark eyes set in a prominent flat, heart-shaped facial disc. Dark sooty-grey in colour, with large eyes in a grey face, fine white spotting above and below, and a pale belly. The plumage of the fledglings is similar to the adult, but has tufts of down on the head and underparts.
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This is an unique photo. Congratulations. Although the Sooty Owl is mostly black, this is a very dark photo. So I made a workshop. I hope you don't mind.