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Indian Scops Owl (Otus bakkamoena) Pictures and Detail (A mid-sized Owl and my close encounter)

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Indian Scops Owl Pictures and Detail-(Click to Tweet

My first encounter with an owl is from my childhood when I was around 10 years and I climbed a building in search of the kit then near a window a saw a bird (at that time I have no knowledge about birds) which was not flying away despite my closeness. I left him unharmed because I have always loved the birds.
Later, when I described my experience to my father then he told me that it must be an owl. He further told me that owls are unable to see clearly during the day and it must be the reason that he did not fly away. 


I like these birds because of their mysterious nature and our fewer encounters with them. Many people don't like owls and think that they bring bad luck; however, I don't believe all this and love to have them around. 

Despite taking bird pictures from a few years, I remain unsuccessful in taking pictures of the owl because they are mostly active at night and second they are very good at hiding themselves in the…

Eurasian Collared-Dove or Collared Dove (Streptopelia decapcto) Pictures and Detail

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Eurosian Collared Dove or Collared Dove (Streptopelia decapcto) Pictures and Detail

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Today, I will talk about another dove species i.e. Eurasian Collared dove or popularly known as a collared dove. Earlier, I covered three dove species on this blog and they were Laughing Dove, Rock Dove and Spotted Dove. A collared dove is also a common form of a dove and it has spread to the many parts of the world. 



The scientific name of this dove is Streptopelia decapcto and it is a native bird to Europe and Asia; however, it has been introduced to the American continent too. Because of their good population, these birds are put under the category of least concerned birds. 



They also have similar eating habits as that of other dove birds like grains, fruits, small insects, etc. I spotted a pair of Eurasian collared doves and found them mostly together which shows their strong relationship. They are called collared doves because of the black colored collar-like shape around their neck.