Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ochre-bellied Boobook



One thing that stood out to me while in Minahassa, Sulawesi, was the relative ease at which one could spot Owls.
Not to say that I would have found these on my own. Our guide at Tangkokok, Samuel, knew of this day time roost for Ochre-bellied Boobook. There were 3 birds next to a fallen tree. The birds watched us as we approached but didn't feel alarmed enough to take off. I wasn't able to get a clean shot of all 3 birds. The one to the left I believe is the young and the one to the right the female adult.

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