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Oriental Scops Owl

Otus sunia


Well camouflaged during the roosting hours in the day, their calls during the night made it easier to spot and well, earn rewarding images too. Easily confused with other species of Scops Owl like Indian and Collared due to their grey and rufous morphs, the calls made the ID spot on!


Sheveroy hills of Eastern Ghats of India. With plateaus from 4,000–5,000 feet (1,200–1,500 m) above sea-level, this range forms an important link in the southern part of Eastern Ghats hill chain.

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Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Great spotting, Vipul!

AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Vipul Ramanuj
Spotted by
Vipul Ramanuj

Sengadu, Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Mar 18, 2017
Submitted on Mar 18, 2017

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