Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Collared Owlet

In a flurry of a bird wave, the Collared Owlet was unmoved. But between the branches, her tell tale barrings are noticeable to the keen observer. Twice she flew after realizing being watched, and twice I had to search her among the twigs. Fortunately, as I'd guessed, it didn't fly far and the buff barring on her brown plumage is as clear as a picture.

She can turn her head an amazing 180 backwards, showing her false eyes which are actually on the back of the head.

Montane forest, Fraser's Hill, 28.12.11, ~1pm.

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