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Spotted owlet young A grounded spotted owlet. This fella is smaller and must be young. Half lite, shows how the pupils work separately  Athene brama,Spotted Owlet,avian,bird,birds of prey,eye contact,feather,india,indian,looking,natural,on ground,owlet,perched,wild,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Nice shot. All of the spotted owlets I have seen were either asleep in trees, or looked like they were dozing off. It's interesting to see one on the ground like this. Posted 5 years ago

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The Spotted Owlet is a small owl which breeds in tropical Asia from India to Southeast Asia. A common resident of open habitats including farmland and human habitation, it has adapted to living in cities. They roost in small groups in the hollows of trees or in cavities in rocks or buildings. It nests in a hole in a tree or building, laying 3–5 eggs. The species is absent from Sri Lanka, although the birds are found across the Palk Straits, just 30 kilometres away at Rameshwaram. Nests near human.. more

Similar species: Owls
Species identified by Mayur Kotlikar
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