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Name: Spotted Owlet
Scientific Name: Athene brama
Chitwan National Park
The spotted owlet (Athene brama) is a small owl which breeds in tropical Asia from mainland Nepal, India to Southeast Asia. A common resident of open habitats including farmland and human habitation, it has adapted to living in cities. They roost in small groups in the hollows of trees or in cavities in rocks or buildings. It nests in a hole in a tree or building, laying 3–5 eggs. The species shows great variation including clinal variation in size and forms a superspecies with the very similar little owl.