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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:15 pm    Post subject: Owl in a movie Reply with quote

Okay, it's bugging me. Has anyone seen the move "Under the Tuscan Sun" with Diane Lane? I am trying to figure out what kind of owl it is that lands on her bed during the storm. I can't tell if it's a tawny or some kind of strix. It's not a big deal, but those kinds of things literally keep me up at night.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen the movie, so I can't say. But, I do know it was filmed in Italy, so I would venture to guess that it would have to be a common species from Europe.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what i was thinking.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's the creature seen briefly 1 min 10 s into this trailer for the movie ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWEkGQPDkV0

... it's a tawny.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I'm pretty sure it's the same owl. It's not my favorite movie, but like I said, that kind of thing bugs me.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it's a tawny because, as owls go, they can be fairly amenable to doing what they're asked to! Not entirely relevant, but have a look at this pic:

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=109994&in_page_id=2

Treacle (the owl on the bike) lives at the Gentleshaw Wildlife centre here in the uk and has been with them since at least 1999 (the news story says about 2002 but their website says 1999). Doesn't surprise me to see an owl enjoying a ride on handlebars as they like being in cars for instance. But it does look a bit risky -- let's hope Treacle's not tethered!!

On how birds feel about cars, have you read what Nkisi the African Grey said when imploring his owner to take him for a ride?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! Now that is something!

Thanks for sharing, Romillyh Very Happy

Yes, Ivy, it is one lovely Strix aluco.

Cheers

Tanja Cute Owl 2
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