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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Northern Hawk Owl

This one is the nice to look at. Those who live in the USA will recognise it immediately.


This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be fluctuating, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

BirdLife International 

16 comments:

  1. this shot is really amazing and that owl gorgeous !!!
    please, keep the forest !
    bisous

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  2. Hi Bob,
    wonderful Bird and a Top Picture.
    *smile* I like it to lern english.
    I hope it is right.

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  3. Beautiful image of the Hawk Owl, such expressive eyes and that face, worth a huge smile, just delightful image~ I have never seen one of these before, sure would love to though~

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  4. What a nice Owl.... very good picture Bob.

    greetings, Joop

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  5. Hi Bob,
    that is a wonderful Picture.
    I like the Hawk Owl.
    Many greetings to you
    Irmi

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  6. Wow Bob, thar's a great photo. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River.

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  7. Bob,
    What a shot of the owl looking at you...

    Best Regards and have a good day,
    Wong

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  8. Love this bird! What a look it as on this image...great work Bob!

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  9. Boy, oh, boy, he's got his eye on you!! I almost saw one up in N. Maine a couple of winters ago, but he must have been off hunting that day. I'm still waiting for the opportunity to check it off on my life list. Great capture, Bob. I'm so impressed!! ~karen

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  10. That's a beautiful shot Bob! Looks at its amazing gaze!

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  11. Ole!... Magnificent animal, beautiful picture, and excellent photographer. Thank you for this beautiful picture. Saludos desde Barcelona, Spain,

    Ramón García Durán
    www.apuntesdenaturaleza.blogspot.com

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  12. I would love to find one at New Hythe Bob!

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  13. What a beauty. You've captured that wonderful, piercing stare.

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  14. Wonderful photo!
    I have yet to see one, we're at the very edge of their southern range...one day...

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  15. Very interesting face!
    Like in 'neverending story'
    Regards

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  16. There is something mysterious and magical about owls. You captured both attributes wonderfully.

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