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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Are You My Lunch?

This week's Photo of the Week comes from a visit this past June to the Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, South Carolina. The title of  this week's "POTW" is "Are You My Lunch?"

This owl is a South American species called the Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata). Their name obviously comes from the very distinctive eye markings. Interestingly enough, the  juvenile version of this owl has the  same markings just in reverse!



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4 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I'll have to look that up. I'd love to see a juvenile and an adult together with reverse markings!
Perfect photo for the title, and vice versa, John.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Gary said...

Beautiful capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jidhu Jose said...

super shot

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eileeninmd said...

What a cool looking bird, great shot!