Black-and-White Owl

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Black-and-white Owls often seem tolerant of people as long as they have enough area to forage and nest. This owl was at Veragua in Costa Rica. He flew in shortly after dark to hunt at the bug lights the research staff had set up. He seemed absolutely unaffected by us. After taking his picture we then respectfully left him to his hunting. What a spectacular place this is for nocturnal wildlife! Veragua is a developing ecotourism/educational reserve and still fairly unknown by the birders. I'm sure we will hear much more of this tropical Caribbean reserve in the future.

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