Bird genealogy >> Order Strigiformes >> Family Strigidae
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Genovesa, Galapagos Islands


Make Nikon F90
Lens SIGMA mirror lens 600 mm f/8   at 600 mm
Exposure not available
Image size 600 x 400 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Sumpfohreule Dutch  Velduil
Italian  Gufo di palude Spanish  Bho Campestre


This owl occurs in the Northern Hemisphere, in South America and in many oceanic islands including the Galapagos Islands, where this photo was taken. It nests on the ground and often lives in open lands around fresh- and salt-water marshes. In the Galapagos, it preys on small birds, including Storm Petrels, and is said to catch birds of the size of a shearwater.


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Short-eared Owl
Asio flammeus
Hibou des marais

Jean-Michel PAULUS