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Little owl (athene noctua) couple perched on a branch. At just 20 centimetres in height this owl is, as its name implies, one of the smallest of its kind. Living off insects, small mammals and small birds. Its habit of hunting at dawn and dusk allows it to prey on both nocturnal and diurnal animals. Photographed in the Negev Desert in June.
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