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Help with ID, please. Is it ill?

Crenda 10A SW FL
4 years ago

This bird has been on the ground for at least 2 days. I first noticed the bird when it hissed at me - like a burrowing owl does - when I got close pulling weeds. It has not flown away, so maybe it is an immature bird or perhaps it is ill. I hope these pictures help.

When first noticed -

A closer look -

Better look at his tiny beak. He does have a big, wide mouth.

A view of the other side and a look at markings.

I am assuming this is a young bird that doesn't fly yet. But it may also be ill. I think we will take him/her to CROW (clinic for rehabilitation of wildlife), pending their advice. Being on the ground in my neighborhood is not safe for the little one.

Thanks for any help!

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