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Monday, February 23, 2009

Weekly Dose of Cute

Gotta love Zooborns for always finding great cute baby photos. I think these guys are simply the cutest in that weird, funny-looking sort of way!

Tawny Frogmouth Chick
Tawny Frogmouth Chick
Tawny Frogmouth Chick

They're Tawny Frogmouth chicks. Below is an image Allie took when we went behind the scenes at SeaWorld of an adult. They're similar to owls, but are not true "owls". They are raptors, like owls, but they catch their prey with their beaks instead of their talons and have a few physiological differences. Like many species of birds, they're monogamous, and will stick to their mate until death do them part. And, as far as conservation is concerned, they're doing just fine - so don't worry, these cuties will be around for awhile.

Tawny Frogmouth

5 comments:

liliannattel said...

Okay. Those def hit the awwww mark.

Eric Heupel said...

Agggh Tooo cute! Must resist! Noooo...
Awwwww, I love them!
Ok, back to normal now.

Irradiatus said...

Screw you, Tawny Frogmouth...

for being too damn adorable!

ohfortheloveofscience.com said...

I'm glad that this is the picture you chose to put up, out of all the pics from Seaworld...(you know the one I'm talking about!)

Christie Lynn said...

Aw Al! But that picture would have been awesome... too bad it's not of a Frogmouth ;)