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How you doing? This spotted owlet was flashing it's stylish wink! Athene brama,Birds,Geotagged,India,Owl,Spotted Owlet,Winter,nature,raptor,travel,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Such a beautiful sight! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Cool shot :) Posted 2 years ago
  3. Today's Facebook post:

    Happy Monday from this Spotted Owlet (Athene brama)! These small owls live in Asia, and are common residents of open habitats, including farmland and areas inhabited by humans.They have even adapted to live in cities! They roost in tree hollows, rock cavities, and buildings and prey upon insects, earthworms, small birds, and rodents. Owls that roost in cities may actually have higher breeding success because of the increased availability of rodents to feed their young. And, they tend to use street lamps as hunting bases: capturing insects that are attracted to the lights! Clever! {Spotted in India by JungleDragon user, Saketh Upadhya} #JungleDragon #Spottedowlet #Athenebrama

    Posted one year 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.

Similar species: Owls
Species identified by saketh upadhya
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By saketh upadhya

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Uploaded Apr 4, 2019. Captured Jan 1, 2016 11:50 in 2, HSR Layout, Vinayak nagar, D' Souza Layout, Electronic City, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560100, India.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/790s
  • ISO400
  • 250mm