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200 and Hard spotting


200 and Hard spotting
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Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG, Soligor UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-03-02 9:24
Viewed: 3678
Points: 2
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This is not the best shot taken, but I can tell you that it was really hard spotting, because it was not clear that morning, we were driving an then suddenly, how it works I don't know but I called stop!! Because I saw something in between the branches and yes it was a perfect spot according to my son.
The books on the desk of the car have done their job it is a pearl spotted owlet.

In workshop you can see the back of its head

Thanks for looking


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Pearl-spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum) is an owl which breeds in Africa south of the Sahara. This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae.

Pearl-spotted Owlet is a common and easily seen bird in open woodland and savannah. It nests in a hole in a tree, such as a disused barbet nest, laying 2-4 eggs.

The Pearl-spotted Owlet is small (19cm) and stocky, with a longish tail. The upperparts are rich brown, heavily spotted with white. The underparts are white, streaked with brown. The facial disc is white and the eyes are yellow. There are two eyespots on the nape.

Sexes are similar, but young birds are paler with a shorter tail. The flight is deeply undulating.

This species often hunts by day, and can be readily located by the small birds that mob it while it is perched in a tree. It hunts a variety of small prey. The call is a whistled tu-tu-tu-tu-tu-tu-tu.

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Hi Vivian,
this is your 200th post. Congratulations. I wish you many hundred posts here. You presented this owl' shot with a nice notes. I also read its story. Thanks for sharing, best wishes
Ahmet

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