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Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus galapagoensis

Description:

Taken on the highlands of Genovesa. Will hide in storm petrel cliff nests to ambush upon their return. One of the more diurnal owl species.

Habitat:

Rock cliffs where storm petrels nest; sparse vegetation

Notes:

Subspecies is endemic to Galápagos. I recommend looking up a video of one of them hunting, it is absolutely fascinating! sorry about the terrible quality, they were far away so I had to take the pictures through my binoculars in failing light.

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llundstrom24
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llundstrom24

Parroquia Huaquillas, Provincia de El Oro, Ecuador

Spotted on May 22, 2009
Submitted on Apr 1, 2011

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