18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Indian Scops Owl

The Indian scops owl (Otus bakkamoena) is a resident species of owl native to South Asia. The Indian scops owl is nocturnal. The Indian Scops Owl lives in forest and secondary woodland, desert vegetation, and groups of dense trees in gardens, mango orchards and other fruit trees around villages and cultivation. Through its natural camouflage, it is very difficult to see in daytime, but may sometimes be located by the small birds that mob it while it is roosting in a tree.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © chandrashekhar shirur