Short-eared Owl is a medium-sized owl with a round head. The “ears” are a bit difficult to see as they are usually held down and that’s how they derive the name. Interestingly, this species prefers to be active during the daytime unlike other owls – especially active around dawn and dusk, when it flies lazily over open fields or marshes in search of small mammals. The Short-eared Owl occurs on all continents except Antarctica and Australia and has one of the most widespread distributions in comparison to any other bird.

Gujarati Name

રવાઈડો ઘુવડ

Scientific Name

Asio flammeus

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat

Winter Visitor

IUCN Status

Least Concern

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Categories: Owls