Snopes.com - that great debunker of internet myths and legends - had a post recently on a Rainbow Owl. IS IT REAL??Nnnnoooo of course not. It's a Barred Owl with some terrible photoshopping and a fake blog post by someone posing as an owl researcher at the University of Toledo. Not that it's the most outrageous thing in the world - I still see new gorgeous birds all the time - but owls are rarely very colorful. Thanks to Snopes for staying on top of bird-related falsehoods!