Rufous-banded OwlStrix albitarsis tertia
Abra de Los Toros, Santa Cruz, Bolivia - October 15 2022
The only Strix owl of the high Andes, and relatively little photographed. Quietly we waited under the stars, when a dark shadow flew silently into the mossy tree branches above us. A magic and very special moment. After having watched us for a little while, he started to sing his deep, guttural hoots in the black night.