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Great Horned Owlets

Bubo virginianus

Description:

Young: Downy plumage grayish to buff, with dusky barring. By about october young birds acquire a complete set of flight feathers and tail : feathers that differ in pattern, shape , and wear from those of the adult: they have broader and more numerous crossbars, wings with uniformly fresh-looking rather than variably worn flight flight feathers and tail feather tapered rather than blunt ended.

Habitat:

Forests, Cities, Towns, Farms

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3 Comments

long-island9
long-island9 8 years ago

They don't have their full plumage

So cute!!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Wow! You don't often see a 4-baby nest!! Great spotting, Daniel! I'd love you to add this spotting to the mission Raptors of North America: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8627...

daniel.dparsons
Spotted by
daniel.dparsons

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Apr 13, 2013
Submitted on Apr 14, 2013

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