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Megan, John, and Lucy Waschbusch--they prefer to remain anonymous
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
2/9/2014 1:30:00 PM
2/10/2014 1:00:00 PM
Duration (total time in view):
Montrose town--residential neighborhood
bird in hand
Description of the Bird
Please see the photographs of the dead bird. The specimen is in the possession of the Montrose office of the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife.
Similar Species Discussion
Northern Saw-whet Owl--eliminated due to bill color, size, spotting on breast and head did not form a streaked pattern
Burrowing Owl--eliminated by long tail, facial pattern, spotting on breast didn't form a pattern of barring, and spotting on head
Northern Hawk Owl--eliminated by size, tail length.
Really, in hand, the identification didn't seem difficult
Internet search for photos, Sibley Guide to Birds, Handbook of the Birds of the World volume 5, feedback via email from Western Slope Birding Network members
I have never before seen an Aegolius owl.
Review of photos
Date Documentation Submitted
2/10/2014 9:45:00 PM
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