Spotted Owlet

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
Fun Facts:
  • 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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