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post #1 of 8 Old 10-27-2010, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 8 Old 10-27-2010, 12:38 PM
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Looks like some type of hawk owl. I'd have to look it up on line. How big is it?
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I believe its a barred owl. Theses are a threatened species.
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I think it is a
Barred Owl. About 15 to 17 inches long in the body, counting the tail?
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These are a threatened species.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-28-2010, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the heads up. The consensus is barred owl and yes this one was definitely threatened!

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post #7 of 8 Old 11-11-2010, 09:16 PM
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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?)
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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?)

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