Northern Hawk Owl by Larry Trupp
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Location: Taken just south of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, 70-300mm Zoom Lens, Aperture exp 10.0, Shutter speed 1/500, ISO 200 Focal length 300mm

1220 views/18 faves/27 January 2013

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The Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) is a medium sized owl. The term “hawk” refers to its falcon-like wing shape and long tail. It is the only living species in the genus Surnia. The species is sometimes called simply the Hawk Owl; however, many species of owls in the Ninox genus are also called hawk owls.

This bird is 35-43 cm long with a 69-82 cm wingspan. It has a rounded head with yellow eyes, dark brown upperparts and barred underparts and tail. The song is a bubbling lulululu.

It is found in the boreal forests of North America and Eurasia, usually on the edges of more open woodland. This bird nests in large tree cavities or uses nests abandoned by other large birds. It has little fear of humans, and will attack if the young are approached too closely.

This is a partially diurnal owl, which hunts voles and birds like thrushes. It waits on a perch and takes advantage of its rapid flight to overtake prey. The Hawk Owl has exceptional hearing and can plunge into snow to capture rodents below the surface.

It is not migratory, but occasionally irrupts south of its breeding range.

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrover 4 years ago

    He is beautiful Larry. He looks as though he is trying to hypnotize you….;~}

  • Good Morning Di
    I appreciate your kind comments
    Much appreciated friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • DryFlyPhoto
    DryFlyPhotoover 4 years ago

    You have a beauty here, Larry. The clarity and contrast is excellent.

  • Good Morning Scott
    I appreciate the fave
    And your most kind comments
    Much appreciated friend…Thank you

    – Larry Trupp

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

  • Good Morning Gina
    I appreciate your kind comments
    Thanks ever so much friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • gdanen
    gdanenover 4 years ago

    Great capture, Larry!

  • Good Morning Gerry
    I appreciate your kind comments
    Thanks ever so much friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • Good Morning Shulie
    I appreciate your kind comments
    Thanks ever so much friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    Larry, this is awesome. I don’t see these hawk-owls here in Colorado. How these guys sit on the smallest, highest branch is beyond me. Instant FAV. Barb

  • Good Morning Barb
    I appreciate the fave
    And your most kind comments
    Thanks ever so much friend…

    – Larry Trupp

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    Nice one Larry

  • Good Morning Michael
    I appreciate your kind comments
    Thanks ever so much friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 4 years ago

  • Good Morning Nichol
    Thanks ever so much for the feature
    I am truly honored, this is much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 4 years ago

    fantastic shot Larry

  • Good Morning Dave
    I appreciate your kind comments
    Thanks ever so much friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    What a wonderful capture – - – beautiful!!!

  • Good Morning Lori
    I appreciate the fave
    And your most kind comments
    Thanks ever so much friend…

    – Larry Trupp

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