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CRESTED OWL (Lophostrix cristata) - a nocturnal bird, roosting during the day in dense vegetation, especially in thickets along rivers. If disturbed at roost, the owl will become very slim and erect the ear-tufts high. Feeds mainly on insects, but likely also small vertebrates.Locally from south Mexico through Central America to Venezuela, Surinam, the Guianas, Amazonian Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Bolivia.
Normally, I don't use my pins as a sounding board, but in this one instance I have to. In light of the Fish and Wildlife's decision to decimate countless Barred Owls in Washington and Oregon in order to protect the endangered Spotted Owl, I must speak out against this insane plan. The Spotted Owl is endangered, first and foremost, because of the destruction by logging of old growth forests. This has allowed the much stronger and more adaptable Barred Owl to encroach upon the Spotted Owl's territ