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Spotted Owlet

Athene brama

Description:

The Spotted Owlet is small (21 cm) and stocky.

Habitat:

They nest in cavities often competing with other hole-nesters such as mynas. They may also nest in holes in vertical embankments. The nest may be lined with leaves and feathers or may use the existing lining from a prior occupant. The typical clutch is made up of three or four spherical white eggs (30.9mm long and 26.3 mm wide, 11.6g) and incubation begins with the first laid eggs leading to a wide variation in the size of the chicks. The young are fed initially on insects such as cockroaches and later fed small vertebrate prey such as mice(a toad Bufo stomaticus has been noted in Gujarat). The chicks gain weight during the early stages but lose weight before fledging. Only one or two chicks may fledge and they leave the nest in about 20–28 days.

Notes:

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19 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 4 years ago

Thanks Saswat

SaswatMishra
SaswatMishra 5 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2146...

Please add every great spotting made in INDIA in this mission. Thank you

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Thanks Mona Pirih..

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

It's so sweet !!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Thank you surekha,,

surekha
surekha 7 years ago

Lovely shots, Sachin!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Thanks Doren B,,

Doren B
Doren B 7 years ago

Very nice series of photos. What a wonderful spotting.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Thank you Ingrid3 ,,

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 7 years ago

WONDERFUL!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Thanks again Marta ,,

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Really cute!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Thank you Emily ,, Thanks Arya..

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Thanks PutkovAlexander,,

Arya
Arya 7 years ago

They look toasty!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Adorable!!!

PutkovAlexander
PutkovAlexander 7 years ago

So sweet pair

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Thanks Mark ,,

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Sweet shots Sachin.

Sachin Zaveri
Spotted by
Sachin Zaveri

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Spotted on Dec 3, 2013
Submitted on Dec 11, 2013

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