Indian eagle owl


Indian eagle owl is a species of large horned owl restricted to Indian Subcontinent. It is also called as rock-eagle owl or Bengal-eagle owl.

How does the bird appear…

It has unmarked facial disk with black border. Primeries have rufous and unbanned base. A large pale scapular patch is visible on the folded wing. The last joint of the toes are unfeathered.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is found in rocky hills & ravines, wooded scrubland & old mango orchards.


It feeds mainly on rodents but also takes small birds.

Breeding & Nesting

It breeds from November to April. It nests on ground and lays eggs on bare soil in a natural recess in an earth bank, on the ledge of a cliff, or under the shelter of a bush on level ground. It reuses nest site every year. Incubation period is of 33 days.



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