Nikhil Devasar


Short-eared Owl © Nik

Short-eared Owl
(Asio flammeus)



Image details
Nikon D200, Nikkor 600mm
Location: Sultanpur National Park, Haryana
Date: 24 February 2008

Shoot details

Species details
The Short-eared Owl is a widespread winter visitor to India. This species is found in all parts of the world except Australia and, of course, Antarctica. It is easier to spot in dry open country because of its habit of resting under a bush during the day. Interestingly, this owl is diurnal, crepuscular as well as nocturnal - making the best of all times of the day and night! 38cms, sexes alike.

A Birds of India presentation


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