All birds look a little raggity when molting, but I think Screech Owls have the hardest molt of all. Hunter and Lucy both look pitiful this time of year - they’ve lost almost all their feather tufts. Thankfully, they’ll have all new feathers soon! #bird #owl #screechowl
is a bird of the family Rallidae (rails). they can be found throughout most of Southeast Asia and parts of India. they are large in terms of rails at 32cm long. like most rails they can be found in marshes and wet areas but are also seen in plains and higher hills. they have a diet of mostly fish small invertebrates and sees like most aquatic birds. an individual can be identified by their white and black body with red tail feathers and yellow bill and legs. chicks like in all rails are pure black. they are also fairly vocal animals which is unusual among rails.