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Spotted Owlet

Athene brama

Description:

The Spotted Owlet (Athene brama) 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.

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4 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Adorable!

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Very nice spotting. Love it.

awww so cute!

sunswimer02
sunswimer02 7 years ago

cute!

AjayKapoor
Spotted by
AjayKapoor

Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Dec 24, 2012
Submitted on Dec 24, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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