Monday, May 13, 2019

Oriental Scops Owl

Sanjay pointed out a small owl in a tree in the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe National Park. I did not write down the name, but I believe it was an oriental scops owl which is widely distributed across eastern and southern Asia. 
It is yellow eyed with ear tufts and has two color morphs: gray and rufus.  When disturbed they may freeze with their eyes half close, like this one is doing.  

1 comment:

  1. Aw, I want one! It can live in our big pine tree. What do you think?