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This is Gilfie, an ural owl that lives in captivity and forms part of a raptor flying exhibit, here in Belgium (http://www.uilenhof.be/old/). These are medium-large nocturnal owls. Pale, grey-brown plumage, with dark brown streaking on the back, back of the head and underparts. It has a round head with plain buffish-grey facial discs, orange-yellow bill and small black eyes. The tail is long and wedge-shaped, with dark barring on the uppertail, and the wings are rounded.
Different subespecies in Europe and Asia.
Lat: 51.00, Long: 3.58
Spotted on Aug 18, 2013
Submitted on Sep 20, 2013
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