Lunchtime Photo

This is a great horned owl at the Orange County Zoo. I also have a photo of another, smaller owl, but I’m not sure if it’s a different kind of owl or just a juvenile great horned owl. I’ll let the hivemind decide someday.

A question for bird people: are bird names capitalized or not? A quick Google search suggests that ornithologists capitalize bird names—or at least the first letter, anyway—but everyone else just uses lower case. Is this right? And where does it leave me?

April 6, 2019 — OC Zoo, Orange County, California

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