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Burrowing Owl

Athene cunicularia

Description:

In the video, a "dancing" that the "Burrowing Owl" make to look more "bigger" and "dangerous" to your predators and opponents (in the case, me)

Habitat:

I found this specimens in a region of transition between the Cerrado and Atlantic Forest.

Notes:

About the "dance"... This "dance", (this "moves" in case) are to look more "bigger" and "dangerous". But, the "Burrowing Owl" have some other moves that are to get a "precise perspective on the location and size of a potential threat". And, the Birds (especially Owls) don't have so much the "submission thing" like the reptiles (not with possible predators, at least; just with same species/partner). In case, the Female, saw me and my camera like a threat, and start to "dance" to look more "bigger" and "dangerous" to me.

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21 Comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 5 years ago

Great spotting, looks like fun :)

Congratulations !

congratulations! wonderful SOTD. :))

Wonderful work Leonardo! Wonderful work! They are so interesting. I am sure in the first 50 sec they had a good 'bird-watching' on you. :))

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 5 years ago

Congratulations! Excellent spot!

Soooooooooo Cute ! Congrats on the SOTD ! =) Adorable funny dance ! !!!!! =D

Sew
Sew 5 years ago

woooww it's sooooo cool and super cute dancing in the video...congratz on your SOTD :D :D loved it soooooo much

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 5 years ago

Parabéns, Leonardo. Belas fotos e vídeo, você mereceu mesmo.

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

What a lovely spotting; the video was a great addition. Congratulations on your SOTD!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Congrats Leonardo! I really liked the video.

RiekoS
RiekoS 5 years ago

Congratulations!

LeonardoMB
LeonardoMB 5 years ago

Wow! Really, really, really thanks to all! When I saw that is the " Spotting of the Day" I just jumped of happiness!
And, about the "dance"...
This "dance", (this "moves" in case) are to look more "bigger" and "dangerous". But, the "Burrowing Owl" have some other moves that are to get a "precise perspective on the location and size of a potential threat". And, the Birds (especially Owls) don't have so much the "submission thing" like the reptiles (not with possible predators, at least; just with same species/partner).
In case, the Female, saw me and my camera like a threat, and start to "dance" to look more "bigger" and "dangerous" to me.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 5 years ago

Congratulations!

Pedro Beirão
Pedro Beirão 5 years ago

Congrats and thanks for sharing this with us, especially the video! I always thought they did that "dance" in the same way that reptiles do it - more like a submission thing. I guess you learn everyday :D

Dixie
Dixie 5 years ago

Congratulations!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 5 years ago

Congratulations LeonardoMB !!

Yasser
Yasser 5 years ago

Congratulations on Spotting of the Day! Thanks for sharing this fantastic encounter along with the wonderful video footage. We hope to see many more spottings from you in the future!

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Great job Leonardo. I always suspected some of the moves are about getting precise perspective on the location and size of a potential threat... I may be wrong though. Whatever they sure are sweet little birds :-)

Dixie
Dixie 5 years ago

This is fantastic!

Fanie
Fanie 5 years ago

Nice video.

São José do Rio Pardo, SP, Brazil

Lat: -21.59, Long: -46.89

Spotted on Nov 27, 2013
Submitted on Nov 27, 2013

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