The Owl Pages

Rufous Fishing Owl (Scotopelia ussheri) juvenile

Young Rufous Fishing Owl roosting in a small tree

Young Rufous Fishing Owl roosting in a small tree by Guy Rondeau
© Guy Rondeau. Location: Duékoué, Côte d'Ivoire. December 2003. 60-5182
The Photographer writes: "This 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."