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Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus

Description:

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".(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short-eared_Owl)



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8 Comments

DonnaBollenbach
DonnaBollenbach 6 years ago

You capture the extraordinary! This is no exception.

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 6 years ago

thank you friends

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 6 years ago

Great images!

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 6 years ago

Brilliant sighting, and fantastic photos again :-)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Amazing Hemant!

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 6 years ago

Short-eared Owl chased by crows and cattle egret

Liam
Liam 6 years ago

Great spotting and GREAT photos!

HemantKumar
Spotted by
HemantKumar

Andhra Pradesh, India

Lat: 15.58, Long: 79.76

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

Spotted for Mission

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