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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D80
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1/320 second
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F/6.3
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500 mm
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500
Date Taken
Jun 1, 2008, 2:55:34 PM
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Barn Owl by Sonny2005 Barn Owl by Sonny2005
The female Barn Owl tends to be more spotted on the breast than the male. These spots may act as a stimulus to the male, indicating the quality of the female. If a female's spots were experimentally removed, her mate fed their nestlings at a lower rate than if the spots were left alone.

Up to 46 different races of the Barn Owl have been described worldwide. The North American form is the largest, weighing more than twice as much as the smallest race from the Galapagos Islands.

The Barn Owl is one of the few bird species with the female showier than the male. The female has a more reddish chest that is more heavily spotted. The spots may signal to a potential mate the quality of the female. Heavily spotted females get fewer parasitic flies and may be more resistant to parasites and diseases.

The Barn Owl has excellent low-light vision, and can easily find prey at night by sight. But its ability to locate prey by sound alone is the best of any animal that has ever been tested. It can catch mice in complete darkness in the lab, or hidden by vegetation or snow out in the real world.
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Accidental-Strix Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uh oh. He's in that attack pose/
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blacksprite22 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice shot and interesting info I have lots of freckles does that mean I'll get fewer flies? =P
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emina2492 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
ohhh, how I wish there'd be owls here in our place.. they're lovely...
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KateHughes Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Professional Photographer
The exposure is perfect, I like this a lot, beautiful image, I just wish that the frame was lower, so that the whole of the owl is in the photo, but still a fantastic work. :heart:
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Professional Photographer
just lovely, and thanks for all the info!
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jayshree Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
she is amazing!
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butterfly36rs Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
I love all owls, but especially barn owls. Wonderful shot.
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