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Etosha National Park


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 336 mm
Exposure 1/250 s, f/8, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Schleiereule Dutch  Kerkuil
Italian  Barbagianni comune Spanish  Lechuza Común


Barn Owls localize their preys (almost exclusively rats and mice) by sound, as shown by experiments in which they were placed with mice in total darkness. Mice were not attacked as long as they were immobile, but were immediately preyed when they started to move.


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Western Barn Owl
Tyto alba
Effraie des clochers

Jean-Michel PAULUS