These are burrowing ventriloquist owls. The male is looking a bit to the side and faking a rattlesnake rattle with his ventriloquist act.
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Wow! Never heard of them before.... thank you for teaching an old dog some new knowledge!!!
Anita / NJ
Thank you for sharing this great photo and story.
I too had never heard about these owls in fact I thought this was gonna be a joke photo of a fake owl. I love the owl-ie eyes.
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