Thursday, May 7, 2015

Small owls

                      I was able to get in touch with a good local guide in Sri Lanka, Amila Salgado.
                     Thanks to him I was able to see 3 small owls. First of all the Serendip Scops Owl,
                      a bird that was discovered only a few years back in the 21st Century.

                         The 2nd one and also endemic to Sri Lanka was the Chestnut-backed Owlet.
                         We had good scope views but not good light for photography.

                          Then on 2 different occasions I saw a pair of Indian Scops Owls on day roost.


Choy Wai Mun said...

Three owls in a single trip! Must have been exciting.

Thaibirder said...

Not bad for 2 days! I prefer hearing owls though. Plumage wise they all look so a like but their sounds are different.