Spectacled Owl

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This young Spectacled Owl was photographed by Steve Metz in March of 2009 in Gamboa, Panama. Two points of interest in this photo are first the color of a young Spectacled Owl and next the Orange-chinned Parakeet it is eating (very unusual). This is a very young bird with partial juvenile coloring remaining. A little bit younger and a nestling or very young fledgling is all white underneath with just a black facial disk.

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