The Owl Pages

Spotted Owlets (Athene brama)

Photo of Spotted Owlet

Spotted Owlet (Athene brama) by Uday Phillips
© Uday Phillips. Location: Southern India. January 2019.
"South Indian forest reserves are well known for their rich diversity of birds, animals and reptiles. This pair of Spotted Owlets were guarding the entrance to their nest. Very often, one of the two would disappear into the tree cavity and emerge very briefly. It was on one of the rare moments of it emerging along with the other as a pair did I grab the opportunity to pull off a shot."