Keywords:(Peace, (Punta, (Screech, Center), Florida), Gorda, Luna, Owl), River, Wildlife
Dimensions3725 x 2980
Original file size63.7 MB
Date taken28-Sep-16 15:21
Date modified4-Oct-16 20:09
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal length200 mm
Exposure1/320 at f/9
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1 EV
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Leucistic Screech Owl This is Luna, a male Leucistic Screech Owl now living at the Peace River Wildlife Center in Punta Gorda, Florida. Screech owls are typically gray or reddish brown and this little guy is white. He’s not albino but has leucism which is a genetic mutation preventing melanin pigment in the bird’s feathers.
Luna was found as a fledgling by a hiker near the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center in Southwest Florida. PWRC attempted to return him to his nest but could not locate one. Because of the owl’s leucism, he most likely won’t find a mate and won’t survive in a natural habitat because he has no camouflaging capabilities. This adult male stands 6 inches tall and weighs in at just under 6 ounces.
File - RAMY_5181_SD6 Best fit print sizes - 4 x 5, 8 x 10, 10 x 13, 11 x 14, 16 x 20
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