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Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus

Description:

These gorgeous Owls are winter visitors to India and are best seen in the Little Rann Of Kutch.

Habitat:

Wild Ass Sanctuary encompasses an area of 4953.71 sq. km. of the Little Rann of Kutch, India. Its unique habitat comprises of saline mudflats, marshes, scrubland and large seasonal wetlands.

Notes:

Spotting these well-camouflaged Owls during the day is quite a challenge since they sit all cosily under thorny scrubs to escape the heat of the day. Finding one sitting on a nice perch in the clearing is quite a catch.

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3 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 years ago

A beautiful photo....

triggsturner
triggsturner 4 years ago

Wonderful. Thank you for sharing this Vipul.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Gorgeous image Vipul! Informative notes too.

Vipul Ramanuj
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Vipul Ramanuj

Gujarat, India

Spotted on Feb 11, 2017
Submitted on Feb 22, 2017

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