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Rufous Owl

Ninox rufa

Description:

A pair of rufous owl who have lived in this park for some time. One is missing an eye but otherwise seems very healthy.



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6 Comments

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 6 years ago

Gorgeous owls!! As Elsa mentions, there is a captive animal mission, an Owl mission, and there is also a rehabilitation mission...I've given links below. Also, owls typically have 2 toes forward and 2 toes back...gives them so much more power in their grabs!! It looks like the bigger owl has the missing eye? Bigger usually means female, and the male usually is the hunter so it's much more important for him to have both eyes...looks like they're successful regardless!! Thanks for sharing! Love the series!!
The Owls: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1282...
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9974...
Captive Animals: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7973...

Elsa
Elsa 6 years ago

Very interesting, I thought only parrots had that trait.. Really nice photos. I understand your reluctance to add captive animals (I was having the same feeling for a long time) - but as long as you make a note that they are captive the pictures and information will add value in themselves. There's a captive animal mission you can add them too as well.

Shirezu
Shirezu 6 years ago

Thanks. I love owls as well but these are the only wild ones I've ever managed a photo of. I'm still contemplating adding my captive animal photos. Yes they have two toes forward and two back.

Elsa
Elsa 6 years ago

Just a question about this species - do they have two toes forward, two backward like parrots? Looks like it in the photos.

Elsa
Elsa 6 years ago

Oh wow, I really love owls and this ackward pair is just TOO CUTE!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, KimLomman. You're adding such lovely spottings here.

Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -19.31, Long: 146.76

Spotted on Jun 26, 2011
Submitted on Nov 12, 2012

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