|Photos by Lauren DiBiccari.|
Do you notice something about the wing of the live barred owl? It's pink!
No, this is not a new subspecies of barred owl. Rather, this owl is sporting pink feathers due to his particular diet. What might one eat to make oneself pink? Around here, it's crayfish. Just like pink flamingos -- whose feathers are pink due to the high amount of shrimp in their diet -- other birds' feather color can be altered based on their diet as well.