Alternative name: Indian Eagle-Owl
- Bubo bengalensis
50–56 cm (19¾-22 in); a large eared owl
- Orange eyes
- Brown with black mottling on upperparts
- Paler below with black streaks
Similar to Eurasian Eagle-Owl.
Rocky hills, wooded scrub, ravines, rocky semi-desert old mango orchards.
Their varied diet consists of small mammals, particularly rodents, but also birds, reptiles, frogs, crabs, fish and large invertebrates.
The nest is a scrape on a rock ledge, cliff or on the ground. The clutch consists of 2-5 eggs which are incubated for about 35 days.
Call: a deep, resonant, single-pitched double-noted hoot.
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- The Website of Everything
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