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Samieri, Melagiri Hills
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Strigiformes > Strigidae

Mottled Wood-Owl

Strix ocellata

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Identification

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Medium-sized patchy-looking owl with dark eyes. Densely-marked orange-and-gray coloration is unique. Typically gives single hoots, but also gives an odd, mellow tremolo vocalization in the breeding season. A lowland species, favoring groves and clusters of trees in open plains and on the edges of cultivated areas.

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