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An owl in the tropics

After hearing a funny noise that sounded similar to a peacock, some researchers made terrible attempts to copy the noise. It turned out that the repetition of the noise was good enough to get a response. After 20 minutes of calling back and forth, the source of the noise was found: this tiny vermiculated screech-owl.

TAGS: Costa Rica, Nature, Owl, Wildlife

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Hercules, California, United States of America
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© Christian Irian.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2015
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 4, 2015, 6:50 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D3100
Focal Length: 200mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture: f5.6
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PHOTO LOCATION Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica