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Spotted Owlet

Athene brama


Small owl. Grey wings with spots. Front is white.


In the residential colony where I stayed...there were areas left to run wild and the colony had lots of trees. This one and its friends were resting on the branches of a tree in a quadrangle outside the houses. At least three owlets flew away...this one did not...Almost got attacked by the resident pariah dogs that objected to me stalking their trees.


This owl is named brama in homage to the Hindu God of all creation; Brahma.

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SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Thanks, James has such an inquisitive look on its face. I wonder if it is a juvenile.

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Incredibly cute, great captures

SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Thank you, Dr. Sherpa. Indeed I think it was looking at me the same way I was looking at it...with the delight of discovery.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Very curious and cute this one, Sukanya!

SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Thank you Hema, Neil.'s another owlet...for you! :)

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 5 years ago

A beautiful spotting, and the quizzical look in the first photo is classic. Such a gorgeous bird.

Hema 5 years ago


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New Delhi, Delhi, India

Spotted on Aug 31, 2012
Submitted on May 26, 2015

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