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Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus flammeus   - Adult in flight
Short-eared Owl
Photographer : © Jugal Tiwari
Location :Banni Grasslands, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 25 February 2010
English synonyms:Common Marsh Owl
Bird Family :Strigidae - Typical Owls
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :A wintering species in the Banni, Great Rann, Little Rann and grasslands of Naliya. Coastal sand-dunes and tussocks of grasses in the coastal belt provide good habitat for this species.
Roosts in Suaeda fruticosa bushes finding the shed of the halophytes, merges very well with the colour of Suaeda bushes, 3-4 birds roost in close vicinity of each other. - JT