Saturday, 15 August 2015

Great Horned Owl

Excerpt: The Great Horned Owl is the largest "eared" and best known common owl. It hunts
during the day,watching for prey from a low perch. Its diet consists of rabbits,rodents and small
birds. It can measure from 18 to 25 inches in length and has an approximate wingspan of 55 inches.

"Cuando el tecolote canta, el indio muere" 
When the owl sings the Indian dies.

According to my Mexican friend, Lando, who explains that some people are
afraid of owls. In my language the owl is called "Burung Hantu" which translates to
"Ghost Bird". I suppose with the owls binocular vision and the ability to turn their head
270 degrees, they can be rather intimidating birds. Thanks Lando !
Sent: 22 July 2015   Received: 11 August 2015   Travelled: 20 days

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