Wednesday, 1 April 2015

3 Owls - 3 Gufi - 3 उल्लू

Baby owl, Goiania, Goias, Brazil - Images by Sunil Deepak
Snow owl, Verona zoo, Italy - Images by Sunil Deepak
Barn owl, Kaziranga, Assam, India - Images by Sunil Deepak

In the folk-tales of many countries, owls are considered as wise birds and when there is an argument between animals and birds, they go to an old owl for advice. On the other hand, in north-western India, "owl" means stupid and to call someone "son of an owl" is an abuse. Today for 1 April my greetings to all the owls of the world. Today's images are from Brazil, Italy and India.

बहुत से देशों की लोककथाओं में उल्लू को बुद्धिमान पक्षी माना जाता है और जब पशु पक्षियों में कोई झगड़ा हो तो लोग बूढ़े उल्लू से सलाह माँगते हैं. जबकि उत्तर पश्चिमी भारत में "उल्लू" यानि बेवकूफ़ और "उल्लू का पट्ठा" गाली है. आज 1 अप्रेल के बेवकूफ़ दिवस पर दुनिया भर के उल्लुओं को बधाई. आज की तस्वीरों के उल्लू ब्राज़ील, इटली तथा भारत से हैं.

Nei racconti tradizionali di molti paesi i gufi sono considerati come dei saggi e quando vi sono dei conflitti tra gli animali e gli uccelli, si va da un vecchio gufo per chiedere il suo parere. Invece nell'India nord occidentale, "gufo" è sinonimo di stupido e "figlio di gufo" è una parolaccia. Oggi per il 1 aprile, i miei auguri a tutti i gufi del mondo. Le immagini di oggi sono da Brasile, Italia e India.



  1. Snow owl is real cute.Nice pics.

    1. The big problem with zoos is that birds are behind nets so pictures do not come out well, so I prefer not to take their pictures. But this owl was so beautiful that I could not resist!
      Thanks Indu :)

  2. woww!!!.... owls seems to have the most powerful eyes

    1. Yes, even I was surprized that their eyes are so yellow and pupils so large, making them look quite ferocious!

      Thanks Sahithya Sridhar :)

  3. ब्राजील और इटली के उल्लू पास हैं, और भारत का उल्लू दूर...

    1. मेरे मन में कोई भेदभाव नहीं, लेकिन अभी तक भारतीय उल्लूओं को करीब से देखने का अवसर नहीं मिला! :)))


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