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The incredibly rare and little known Long-whiskered Owlet was discovered when caught in a mistnet in a remote Peruvian cloudforest in 1976 and only seen in the wild for the first time in 2007. Just a few territories are known at 3 sites and very few birders have been lucky enough to observe this, the second smallest owl in the world! Image taken at Abra Patricia in northern Peru.