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Spotted Owlet

Athene brama


This owl is tiny-- a little more than seven inches tall-- and it was disgruntled with us for disturbing it while it roosted. So it tried to scare us off by bouncing up and down, leaning against the branch and standing upright again (demonstrated in the first and second pictures).

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Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 9 years ago

I love owls, and you took a great shot of this one.

duttagupta35504 10 years ago

Thank you pennymomof2!

pennymomof2 10 years ago

Beautiful pictures.

duttagupta35504 10 years ago

Thank you Reza Hasemizadeh and ShannaB! It isn't unusual to see spotted owlets in India; they're quite common sights in urban areas. But this was a lifer for me, and they're really cute, so it didn't really matter.

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Adorable !

ShannaB 10 years ago

What an adorable little owl! GREAT spotting and pics. Is it unusual to see them?

duttagupta35504 10 years ago

Thank you RiekoS! It is a beautiful bird.

RiekoS 10 years ago

Beautiful series.

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Rajasthan, India

Spotted on Mar 28, 2014
Submitted on Mar 28, 2014

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