Thursday, January 21, 2021

Short-eared owl-Asio flammeus

Short-eared owl
 















Short-eared owl-Asio flammeus

Description

Short-eared owls are medium sized owls with mottled brown bodies, pale under-wings and yellow eyes. short-eared owl is a medium-sized owl measuring 34–43 cm.Males and females are not easily distinguishable from each other externally, but females are usually slightly larger.widespread winter visitor and passage migrant of Indian Subcontinent.

Habitat

Grassland,open country and semi desert.

Diet

Small mammals such as mice, ground squirrels, shrews, rats, bats, muskrats and moles.

Range

Bangladesh,India,Nepal,Bhutan,Sri Lanka,Pakistan and Maldives.

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