Occurrence of Collared Scops Owl Otus lettia In Mainpuri (U.P.) India
Amita Sarkar and Bhavna Upadhyay
Journal Title:Journal of Chemical, Biological and physical sciences
The diversity of bird species is of special importance as it can create
responsive and adaptive behaviors among the whole population of animals in our wild
environment. The Collared Scops owl Otus lettia belongs to family strigidae .It is a
partially migrant species; a resident breeder in South Asia from northern Pakistan,
northern India and the eastern Himalayas to China. These birds winters in India, Sri
Lanka and Malaysia.. In this paper we describe the first report of our encounter with
collared scoops owl Otus lettia in Manipuri region. Otus lettia is a very rarely seen
species. Many species of Owl are at the verge of extinction, due to human activities.
Conservation of Owl requires attention. Presence of collared scops owl Otus lettia was
observed in this area in September 2011.