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8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Fledgeling This young barn owl (tyto alba) will grow rapidly. Chicks are covered in snow white down until the primary flight feathers show on the wings in 21 days. Complete growth is in about 8 weeks

Fledgeling This young barn owl (tyto alba) will grow rapidly. Chicks are covered in snow white down until the primary flight feathers show on the wings in 21 days. Complete growth is in about 8 weeks. 2 years is the average life span in the wild.

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Date Taken: 11.2010
Date Uploaded: 11.2010
Photo Location: United Kingdom
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Nigel Picknell