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Philippine Scops Owl

Otus megalotis

Description:

This owl is endemic to the Philippines and is one of 16 different owl species found in the Philippines. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_...

Habitat:

They nest in trees holes of forests of the Philippine lowlands. They can equally be found in the pine forests of Luzon.

Notes:

I was very lucky when taking this shot as it turned it's head at the last second just so I could capture it's beautiful eyes.

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22 Comments

Cris
Cris 7 months ago

That cuteness!

Wonderful !

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 2 years ago

Thanks Ricky S.Chua!:)

Ricky S.Chua
Ricky S.Chua 2 years ago

Great shot Annalisa! You captured it at the right moment!

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 2 years ago

Thanks Dorie!

Such striking eyes. Tnx for sharing! :)

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 2 years ago

Thanks again all! It was a lucky shot....so glad I didn't give up :) lol @Little Rex I've never seen an owl with orange eyes before....even looking at other Scops Owls most of them have yellow eyes.

Little Rex
Little Rex 2 years ago

This is amazing! And those eyes, it looks like the owl's wearing make-up.

Wild Things
Wild Things 2 years ago

Congratulations.

Bong Ambutong
Bong Ambutong 2 years ago

Congrats Annalisa....nice shot indeed...

AntónioGinjaGinja
AntónioGinjaGinja 2 years ago

congratulations,beautiful

Argy Bee
Argy Bee 2 years ago

If looks could kill...

JungleLoveMamasita
JungleLoveMamasita 2 years ago

Amazing animal and shoot. Love the eyes..they are so beautiful and striking. Congratulations!

ArushiMisra
ArushiMisra 2 years ago

great shoot.!

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 2 years ago

Thanks everyone! :)

ShaumingLo
ShaumingLo 2 years ago

Congrats AnnalisaD, good shot!

EriolSyaoran
EriolSyaoran 2 years ago

Amazing!

peter
peter 2 years ago

Spotting of the Day!

"What a beauty! Check out the striking eyes on the Philippine Scops Owl. As solitary night hunters, they have an incredible sense of hearing which helps them locate their next meal."

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UmapornSarasat
UmapornSarasat 2 years ago

so lovely with those eyes..

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 2 years ago

Those eyes and purple lining is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 2 years ago

Thanks Karen.....if you look closely there is a purple ring around the outer part of the eye and I think it makes the orange pop even more.

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Gorgeous eyes!

Bataan, Philippines

Lat: 14.75, Long: 120.27

Spotted on Aug 13, 2010
Submitted on Dec 23, 2011

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