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8 inch (20cm) tall native owl with dark yellow eyes, white V between the eyes, dark beak, barring on the breast. Reddish tawny plumage.
Coniferous, mixed forest throughout central and southern BC and along the coast to Alaska. This beautiful little one was found at its day roost at Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Ladner, BC. hiding out on the far side of a holly tree with plenty of dense foliage above it. Good day roost!! It will stay hidden from large predators until nightfall and then fly out to feed.
Spotted on Mar 17, 2014
Submitted on Mar 18, 2014
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