Indian Scops Owl

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.
Indian Scops Owl


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
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.

See Also:

Photo Slideshow – Birds of Kerala


8 thoughts on “Indian Scops Owl

  • September 18, 2013 at 6:17 pm
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    een heerlijke serie vooral de uil wat mooi en die grote ogen kijken dwars door je heen.

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  • September 19, 2013 at 9:22 am
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    Oh wow this one has a beautiful pattern all over its body! At first I thought u painted it…Good to see new species each time..:-)

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  • September 19, 2013 at 11:05 am
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    This is one amazing capture. So close to an owl , damn lucky camera. Loved your video too 🙂

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