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Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus


The Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) is a species of typical owl (family Strigidae). In Scotland this species of owl is often referred to as a cataface, grass owl or short-horned hootlet. Owls belonging to genus Asio are known as the eared owls, as they have tufts of feathers resembling mammalian ears. These "ear" tufts may or may not be visible. Asio flammeus will display its tufts when in a defensive pose. However, its very short tufts are usually not visible. The Short-eared Owl is found in open country and grasslands. The word flammeus is Latin for "flaming, or the color of fire".(

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DonnaBollenbach 7 years ago

You capture the extraordinary! This is no exception.

HemantKumar 7 years ago

thank you friends

CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

Great images!

sarahaw1981 7 years ago

Brilliant sighting, and fantastic photos again :-)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

Amazing Hemant!

HemantKumar 7 years ago

Short-eared Owl chased by crows and cattle egret

Liam 7 years ago

Great spotting and GREAT photos!

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Andhra Pradesh, India

Spotted on Jan 7, 2013
Submitted on Jan 7, 2013

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