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Ghost of the night

With a very limited habitat range at the highlands of Central America and Mexico the Unspotted saw-whet owl (Aegolius ridgwayi) is a ghost among owls species. I was lucky enough to encounter this tiny beast ( 7" in length - 15 cm) during my first tour searching for this guy, it took 5 hours of searching in the middle of the night and the combo included lots of mud, rain, low temperatures and getting electrified by a fence while photographing this owl lol!

TAGS: Costa Rica, Owl

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Member since 2014
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© Mauro Roman.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2015
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Dec. 1, 2015, 10:20 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D3200
Focal Length: 300mm
Shutter Speed: 1/30
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO3200
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PHOTO LOCATION Cartago, Costa Rica