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Chevêche d'Athéna Athene noctua - Little Owl

The little owl has the upper parts greyish-brown, mottled with white. The underparts are whitish, with large gray-brown streaks. The tail is brown, barred with fine lines consisting of white spots.

The little owl may stay put for hours entirely motionless.

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Taken on May 25, 2011