The Indian Eagle-Owl is also called the Rock Eagle Owl or Bengal Eagle Owl (Bubo bengalensis). It is a species of large horned owls.
It is a large bird with conspicuous horn-like tufts over large orangish eyes. The head and neck are a twany-buff and heavily streaked with dark brown.
It has a white facial disc, edged with a blackish brown.
The bird is usually seen sitting motionless among rocks or ravines by the daytime.
It is the commonest of the larger owls of India, and lives in hollows in rocky cliffs, ruined buildings, ravines etc, but often take refuge in trees.
They feed on frogs, lizards, snakes, mammals birds and insects.
The breeding season is from December-May. No nest is made and eggs are laid in a hollow scraped in the soil, generally on a cliff or bank face.
|Date:||18th Sept, 2011|
|Time:||Morning; 9:40 AM|
|Other Details:||Spotted sitting in a tree. Flew away and sat on another tree for a while where it was not too concerned with us as long as we kept our distance.|