Scientific Name : Athene brama Common Name: Spotted Owlet Other Name: Chitkabara Ulloo, Brown owl, White spotted owl
Identifying Features: small bird (around 21 centimeter), upper parts are grey-brown, underparts are white and streaked with brown, heavily spotted in white, yellow eyes
- Culturally owls have been associated with bad omens.
- In Hindu mythology, the owl is a vahan (mode of transport) of Lakshmi, Goddess of wealth.
- The social organization of family groups is not clear and multiple males may copulate with a female and females may attempt pseudocopulation.
This image was clicked by Sudip Ghosh – via Flickr.
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