Jan 6, 2010

Commiserate

Anyone know what kind of bird this is? I want to ID it so I can commiserate with it. I know exactly how it feels. I think the two of us would have a lot in common.

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18 comments:

Deaf Indian Muslim Anarchist! said...

It's PIGWIDGEON!!! from the Harry Potter books. yay!

Anonymous said...

It kind of looks like a Malaysian Eagle Owl.

BugLady said...

Hahah jesus... looks like a piece of its head is missing.

TK said...

definitely a type of owl... past that, really hard to identify with no plumage there. Wow what a hangover.

Victoria said...

A taxidermist friend of mine says, "It looks like a live owl with a bad infection around its face that has caused it to lose a lot of feathers and get some noticeable swelling under the eyelids. Poor thing. Either disease or parasites - I can't tell."

Amber said...

Isn't it a Frogmouth? The chest feathers match a mature Frogmouth, but the beak isn't as dark...a juvenile?

I agree that it looks ill or beaten upon (plucking?).

Anonymous said...

In the mornings, I look a lot like this...

Anonymous said...

Poor thing!

Neil said...

Pretty sure it is a Scops Owl in the genus Otus. It could be a North American Screech Owl (Megascops) too. And I would agree that it is porbably not in great health.

Betsy said...

I have no idea what it is, but it LOOKS a lot like my favorite animal ever. Some bird (at some zoo I went to this one time) that had "frogmouth" in the name.

I love it because the feathers look like they're made of tree bark.

Leisrbags said...

Injured baby owl? I feel sorry for it...

Anonymous said...

Dude, its a really, really, really baked owl. Just imagine the munchies this guy'll be having right after he comes back down.

Keera Ann Fox said...

It looks like something Muppet Labs came up with.

jack said...

its some kind of scops owl.
looks similar to a frogmouth, but frogmouths have completely different beaks.
scops owls are my favourite animal. youtube 'popochan the owl' for why

Anonymous said...

reminds me of this guy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es52WQKLumI

Anonymous said...

i'm thinking Tawny Frogmouth

Anonymous said...

Frogmouths have a large flat beak, not a narrow hooked beak. It is definitely an owl, and definitely NOT supposed to look quite like that!

Caro said...

Definitely an ill scops owl, probably a screech owl.