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Long-whiskered Owlet

Xenoglaux loweryi


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.

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Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

roughly 59 people in the world, have seen this bird.

Desmond.E.S.O 6 years ago

Wow! I just talked to someone, who said that he had his daughter with him who was five, and they saw one of these. She now holds the record for the youngest person to see this bird.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Brilliant !!!... Awesome !!!

Tom15 8 years ago

Great spotting and pic!!! Thanks for sharing.

ivanrey969 8 years ago

Gorgeous Owlet!

Jared Hersch
Jared Hersch 8 years ago

awesome, Really Impressive!

Wonderful !

Seema 8 years ago

great spotting

AdamRiley 8 years ago

Thanks for the great comments and LanaSutton - you are welcome to repost the image on your page.

LanaSutton 8 years ago

Awesome shot. Can I use it on our Little Owl Festival page? I post good pictures of owls there regularly!

StephenSolomons 8 years ago

Outstanding image

DianePlatcoBrooks 8 years ago

Magnificent spotting ! Beautiful image.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wow :)

ceherzog 8 years ago

Great spotting & photography!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Yes, wow!

alicelongmartin 8 years ago


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Huánuco, Huánuco, Peru

Spotted on Oct 15, 2012
Submitted on Dec 15, 2012

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