Saturday, March 7, 2015

Nadankanan Zoo - Barn Owl

Nadankanan Zoo at Bhubaneswar is one of great zoo in India. There are various animals and birds at the zoo. One among them is Barn Owl. It is the most widely spread species of owl. 



The plumage on head and back is a mottled shade of grey or brown, the underparts vary from white to brown and are sometimes speckled with dark markings. The face is characteristically heart-shaped and is white in most species. 



Unique nature of this bird it hunts in the day. They specialize in hunting small mammals which they locate by sound. 

24 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

A beautiful bird and well shot image. Have a wonderful weekend.

Audrey said...

Elle paraît un peu triste la pauvre.

Bon w end :0)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Rajesh.

Jeevan said...

First time coming to know an owl that hunts in the day! Beautiful face in heart shape

rupam sarma said...

Great pic

Carver said...

Wonderful shot of the owl.

Phil Slade said...

It is hard to beat a Barn Owl Rajesh. Such a beautiful owl to see.

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots of the barn owl. I love that heart-shaped face.

Marie said...

He's just beautiful!

sandyland said...

they have such a great look

carolann said...

I so love owls.

carol l mckenna said...

Creative shots of a beautiful owl!


Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love owls.

I see them so infrequently, though!
~

Gunilla Bäck said...

A handsome bird. Owls are lovely.

Liz Needle said...

Lovely bird. I have only ever seen one at a zoo. Love to see one in the wild.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

The owl looks idiotic yet considered wise !

Breathtaking said...

Barn Owls are lovely. I have yet to photograph one in the wild. Well done!:)

EG CameraGirl said...

That's a bird I have never seen!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Owls are such mysterious looking birds. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.

Christian Weiß said...

I like them, they have a little secret.

Adam Jones said...

I do love the Barn Owl.

Karen said...

Such a neat looking bird.

Nicola SeaThreePeeO Carpenter said...

Beautiful pictures.

Mary Cromer said...

Such a handsome bird the Barn Owls. We see them hardly ever here~