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Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus


Young bird. possibly a fledgling. Downy feathers and doesn't have well defined horns or tail yet.


Urban area combination of river bottom, park and neighborhood.


I was approx. 4" away when I snapped this picture. Owl didn't even blink and barely moved it's head to keep me in sight.

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Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 6 years ago

Looks gigantic!

ChristyHolland 6 years ago

Sounds like he was trying to hide in plain sight by imitating a branch! Little did he know... ;-)
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Lat: 38.87, Long: -104.80

Spotted on Jun 16, 2010
Submitted on Jun 17, 2010

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