Birds of prey

Challenge #31 in the The sky is the limit series. Hosted by alex326.
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Upload the picture of a bird of prey. Any bird that hunts for food is accepted - hawks, eagles, buzzards, harriers, kites, falcons, ospreys, condors, vultures as well as night birds, like owls. Or the Klingon Bird of Prey...
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The Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) is a tiny but long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. Burrowing Owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts, or any other open dry area with low vegetation. They nest and roost in burrows, such as those excavated by prairie dogs . Unlike most owls, Burrowing Owls are often active during the day, although they tend to avoid the midday heat. But like many other kinds of owls, Burrowing Owls do most of their hunting from dusk until dawn, when they can use their night vision and hearing to their advantage. This one was photographed in a provincial city of São Paulo, Brazil, on the banks of a lake near my house.
Submitted: Friday, 12th April, 2013 22:02 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 9th February, 2013
Focal length: 200 mm
Shutter speed: 1/20 sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 800
Notes: During the twilight with my arm resting on a tree trunk to give me more stability.
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