Four owlets have been found dead in Dalgaon, a village near Orang National Park, on Wednesday.
The carcasses of the owlets were found in the bottom of a tree near the Dalgaon State Dispensary in Darrang district.
The locals first noticing the carcasses of the owlets informed it to the officials of the Forest Department.
The Forest officials with the help of local environmental NGO Wild Wing recovered the carcasses of the four owlets.
However, the cause of death of the owls is yet to be known.
According to information, the Forest Department has sent samples of the organs of the dead owls for forensic laboratory tests.
The species of the owls are also yet to be confirmed.
Around 20 different species of owls are reportedly found in Assam.
According to sources, in the Brahmaputra Valley multiple species of owls are found in close association with various agricultural areas, apart from some species which are strictly forest dwellers.
But owls are highly vulnerable to the present agricultural practices in the valley.
On the other hand, the forest offices in Barak Valley have also reportedly been put on alert against the practice of trapping and killing of various types of owls, particularly in Cachar and Hailakandi districts as this is violation of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.
With deforestation and conversion of forest land into agriculture land have been identified as major causes of the decline in the number of owls in Assam.
According to Sanctuary Asia, India’s leading wildlife and nature conservation magazine and books on Indian Forests, there are over 200 species of owls found in the world and in India alone, there are around 33 species of owls found in every kind of habitat across the country.