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Spotted Owlet

Athene brama

Description:

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

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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

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7 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Thanks, James McNair...it 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
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
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Very curious and cute this one, Sukanya!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Thank you Hema, Neil.
@Hema...here'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
Hema 5 years ago

cute!!

SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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

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