Scientific Name: Bubo bengalensis Common Name: Rock Eagle Owl Other Name: Indian eagle-owl, Bengal eagle-owl
Identifying Features: brown and grey body, white patch on neck, small black strips in front
- They are seen in scrub and light to medium forests but are especially seen near rocky places within the mainland of the Indian Subcontinent south of the Himalayas.
- Young birds produce clicks, hisses and open up their wings to appear larger than they are.
- They’re associated with a number of superstitions. Like many other large owls, these are considered birds of ill omen.
This image was clicked by David Merrett – via Flickr.
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