Pueo pictures (Asio flammeus sandwichensis), an endemic Hawaiian owl that the locals call "The Protector".
This endangered diurnal (daytime) owl is endemic (found nowhere else) to Hawaii. They measure anywhere from 13 to 17 inches in height and may have a wingspan of 3 feet or more. THey can be found in open grassland areas where they feed mainly upon rodents. Pueo are ground nesters and lay anywhere from 3 to 6 white eggs. Their ground nesting nature makes them vulnerable to cat and mongoose predation.