Galapagos Birds – Short-eared Owl

Galapagos Birds - Short-eared Owl

Galapagos Birds – Short-eared Owl

The Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) is wide-spread and more common in the archipelago, and more frequently seen — especially in the seabird colonies of Genovesa island. It hunts by day as well as night, its diet overlapping that of the Galápagos hawk and barn owl though their feeding times usually differ.

Here is a shot from far, but zoomed in and enlarged to reveal the unique colors and piercing eyes.

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