Owls are relatively difficult to spot as they are usually inactive during daytime. Also see how it camouflages with tree trunk!
The photo below was taken when it perched on the Archeria tree in our garden.
I was wondered to see it sitting on the ground by the side of the wall, looking directly into the camera!! Got this two days after taking the above photo. After a few minutes it flew somewhere into the wild..
Indian Scops Owl has a single note call, uakk... Jungle Owlet is more common here and its calls have double note, ooo...uk..
Indian Scops Owl belongs to the family of True Owls (Strigidae) and the species name is Otus bakkamoena.
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