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  • David Ricardo
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    I share this photograph of Short-eared Owl in Colombia. Asio flammeus bogotensis_DRRV
  • David Ricardo
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    The Apolinar´s Wren lives in my country and is Critically Endangered. I have had the opportunity to take censuses of this important species. When I took this photographic, I was a little upset, because I couldn't get it into focus. But, I was able to reflect with her the following: if we do not generate actions to conserve Apolinar's Cucarachero, it could disappear Cucarachero de pantano ave endémica y en peligro de extinción David Rodríguez
  • David Ricardo
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    This time I decided to photograph a couple from Killdeer who have been living near the Bogotá River, I weared dark clothes, I made silence, haved patience and waited for my models to pose
  • David Ricardo
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    With each step I take in the course I see that bird photography is a great compendium of details. I will certainly strive to acquire better equipment and accessories for photographing birds. For the moment I will use my dark clothes and my Nikon Coolplix P900 cameraKilldeer 1. DRRVKilldeer 4. DRRVKilldeer 3. DRRV
  • David Ricardo
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    I totally agree, it is essential to investigate the biology, ecology and natural history of birds, so we will have a step forward to improve our photographs. I share this photo that I took today (June 02/2022), as part of the follow-up I do to this species in the Bogotá Savanna, Colombia. Best regards! Asio flammeus_DRRV
  • David Ricardo
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    The owls are birds and therefore do the same things that the vast majority of birds do. But they differ by their mainly nocturnal habits, they are not very sociable (although there are exceptions), they reproduce and feed in a very particular way. Parents are very protective, even against another predator. The pellets are very interesting because we can know what owls eat.DSCN7293 Baby of the Short-eared Owl in the Sabana de Bogotá, Colombia
  • David Ricardo
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    He knew that owls have well-developed zygodactyl ears, eyes and claws, as well as quiet flight. What I have learned now is that owl claws have adapted to prey, strong and powerful claws capture large mammals and other large prey, small claws capture insects and small vertebrates, the claws bare with spicules capture fish. Owls have adapted to capture a variety of prey that have generated a variety of claws. I was surprised that some owls ate "fishes"DSCN7405 Short-eared Owl and your prey (an rodent) in the Sabana de Bogotá, Colombia
  • David Ricardo
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    All the sounds were amazing. I really liked the vocalization of Northern Saw-whet Owl, Spotted Owl, Southern Boobook and Eastern Screech-Owl I have also had the opportunity to listen to other owls like Band-bellied Owl https://www.xeno-canto.org/3919181 Pulsatrix melanota. David Rodríguez. Santa María
    in reply to: Is It An Owl? #838226
  • David Ricardo
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    Probably, but maybe the owl was nesting
  • David Ricardo
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    @Elizabeth Thank you Elizabeth

  • David Ricardo
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    This course is wonderful. I enjoyed every moment, every video, every photograph, every teaching, every link. It is a very complete course of owls. I learned their characteristics, sounds, how they live, how they reproduce, where to find them and how to do it, I learned aspects of the biology of a large number of species of owls from all over the world that I hope one day to. I´m very grateful to Bird Academy and our teacher Kevin McGowan for their invaluable teachings. Thank you very muchDSCN7869 Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia), Orinoquía Region, Colombia
  • David Ricardo
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    @Esteban Hello Esteban. I have seen them in eucalyptus and cypress. In Colombia it is quite common

    in reply to: Who Is That Owl? #826933
  • David Ricardo
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    Hello. Thanks for the course, I have learned a lot. Yes!. I have had the opportunity to see several owls in the wild. Several that have appeared in the course, less the striped owl. I share some photos of the owls that I have seen in my country. I hope you likes it I also remember very especially my first owl, when I was barely 7 years old, my father came to the house where my grandmother lived (in a rural area of Saboyá, Boyacá, Colombia) with one of my uncles, they whispered among themselves and then they called us to see a little "snowflake" a chick of Megascops choliba, since then my love for owls. Black and White OwlDSCN1099 Stygian Owl DSCN2852 Striped-Owl (juv) DSCN4319
    in reply to: Who Is That Owl? #826324
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