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Buff-fronted Owl

Aegolius harrisii

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Strikingly beautiful small owl without ear tufts. Dark chocolate brown above with pale spots contrasting with a creamy-rufous belly. The face is strongly marked with a dark line from the crown down across the eyes. Usually found in open woodlands, forest edge, and second growth without large trees. Voice is a low descending, rolling “prruuuu.”

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