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Philippine Grass Owl (owlets)

Tyto longimembris


These are the four owlets of my previous spotting. The eldest is four to five weeks old. The chicks get out of the egg with a gap of four to five days apart.


High elevation grassland.


outsidegirl0 8 years ago

nice series!

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago


@ Riekos serendipity it is, if not luck, thanks.

RiekoS 9 years ago

Very nice spotting. You are a very good photographer!

NuwanChathuranga 9 years ago

lovely spot!

Thanks again to the two Karens.

KarenL 9 years ago

Adorable photo Shekainah!

MrsPbio 9 years ago

Keep trying, dear! Practice practice practice, and hang around people who are knowledgable about the Amazing Philippine environment. Haribon foundation or Philippine Eagle Foundation (I worked there for a few months) is a good place to start.

Thanks Karen and Ashish. that's what I'm thinking too - no barn owl in the Philippines unless somebody imports it from their homeland. But this one is wild of origin, well Im not that good with birds. Happy New Year and new life to everybody!

EmilyMarino 9 years ago


MrsPbio 9 years ago

Lovely!!!! However, Tyto alba is not found in the Philippines. Their close relative the Philippine Grass Owl, Tyto longimembris is, and considering the fact that your nest is in grassland, I would feel confident that your owls are a Philippine Specialty- Tyto longimembris.

BTW... I love your name! :)

They are beautiful, Shekai. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones. @Jolly, Happy New Year also! :)

Thanks Kuya Jolly and Happy New Year to your family.

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Beautiful spotting Shekainah

ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Cute! Barn Owls though...

Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 15, 2012
Submitted on Dec 30, 2012

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