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Spotted owlet

Athene brama


The spotted owlet is a small owl which breeds in tropical Asia from India to Southeast Asia. A common resident of open habitats including farmland and human habitation, it has adapted to living in cities. They roost in small groups in the hollows of trees or in cavities in rocks or buildings. It nests in a hole in a tree or building, laying 3–5 eggs. The species is absent from Sri Lanka, although the birds are found across the Palk Straits, just 30 kilometres away at Rameshwaram. Nests near human habitations may show higher breeding success due to increased availability of rodents for feeding young. The species shows great variation including clinal variation in size and forms a superspecies with the very similar little owl.


Bharatpur - Dec 2014

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Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Beautiful job sir.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Lovely series marirs. They are cute and a little weary !

RiekoS 6 years ago

Wonderful pictures.

marirs 6 years ago

Than you Rams4D

rams4d 6 years ago

Nice pictures, congrats !!!

marirs 6 years ago

Thank you staccy..yeah they seem to shut their eyes on and off...guess they have a different timezone :)

staccyh 6 years ago

Great series, they look so sleepy!

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Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 20, 2014
Submitted on Jan 2, 2015


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