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        10-27-2010, 12:34 PM
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    Weanling
    Found on trail – What species is it?

    While collecting trail data for the new WA State Horse Park I ran across this dead owl. Not being an ornithologist I figured I’d ask what species it was. There were no obvious injuries to the bird from what I saw, but then I didn’t poke around on it either.



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        10-27-2010, 12:38 PM
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    Green Broke
    Looks like some type of hawk owl. I'd have to look it up on line. How big is it?
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        10-27-2010, 01:13 PM
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    Green Broke
    I believe its a barred owl. Theses are a threatened species.
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        10-27-2010, 01:19 PM
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    Super Moderator
    I think it is a
    Barred Owl. About 15 to 17 inches long in the body, counting the tail?
         
        10-27-2010, 01:23 PM
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    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mbender    
    These are a threatened species.
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    This one particularly!
         
        10-28-2010, 10:00 AM
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    Weanling
    Thanks for the heads up. The consensus is barred owl and yes this one was definitely threatened!
         
        11-11-2010, 09:16 PM
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    Foal
    Hey guys

    Im not sure about the US (though I think so?) in Australia if you find a dead threatened species you should probably report it - there's generally someone interested in why it has died

    Alot of TS's (especially birds of prey and other predators) are deliberately poisoned or shot

    Id look up who your local park ranger contact is and give them a buzz :) (or catchment managemet authority? State forest?)
         
        11-12-2010, 02:22 AM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by jazir1787    
    hey guys

    Im not sure about the US (though I think so?) in Australia if you find a dead threatened species you should probably report it - there's generally someone interested in why it has died

    Alot of TS's (especially birds of prey and other predators) are deliberately poisoned or shot

    Id look up who your local park ranger contact is and give them a buzz :) (or catchment managemet authority? State forest?)

    Good idea
         

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