Rock Eagle Owl

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

Fun Facts:

  • 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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