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Rufous Fishing Owl Scotopelia ussheri juvenile

Rufous Fishing Owl (Scotopelia ussheri) juvenile. Photo by Guy Rondeau. Just fledged juvenile. The bird was seized in December 2003 from a local poacher trying to sell the young owl in Duékoué, Central Western Côte d'Ivoire. The bird had bumblefoot and...

 

Just fledged juvenile. The bird was seized in December 2003 from a local poacher trying to sell the young owl in Duékoué, Central Western Côte d'Ivoire. The bird had bumblefoot and, in spite of antibiotic treatment, died in a few days.

Photographer: Guy Rondeau  © Copyright

 
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