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Spotted Owlet

Athene brama

Description:

I have seen a spotted owlet many times but he was special. Have a look at the poses he had given us. Angry eyes! This is the third or the fourth time I have seen them at the same place. My previous spotting http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/728... has spottings from dates and in this spotting the first 3 are from 30.10.12 and the last 2 from 1.11.12

Habitat:

Seen at Kanha National Park.

Notes:

The Spotted Owlet is small and stocky. The upperparts are grey-brown, heavily spotted with white. The underparts are white, streaked with brown. The facial disc is pale and the iris is yellow. There is a white neckband and supercilium. Sexes are similar. Courtship behaviour includes bill grasping, allopreening and ritual feeding. The female may call with the male, bob head and deflect its tail in invitation.

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8 Comments

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Thanks jprat, he is the star attraction at the national park :-)

jprat001
jprat001 8 years ago

this guy has got personality haha

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Thanks Nuwan.

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

lovely series!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Thanks Marta, Sachin and Atul! Marta, he is the first attraction of Kanha National Park and he loved to pose for the camera :-)

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

Awesome Stuff Satyen!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

cool series,,

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

In the last pic he is so cute and funny :-)

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Madhya Pradesh, India

Spotted on Oct 30, 2012
Submitted on Nov 8, 2012

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