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The Indian eagle-owl, also called the rock eagle-owl or Bengal eagle-owl (Bubo bengalensis), is a species of large horned owl.
They are found in hilly and rocky scrub forests, and are usually seen in pairs.
Spotted on Feb 18, 2018
Submitted on Feb 20, 2018
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@Zlatan Celebic .. Thank you so much :)
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Beautiful spotting, Arun, thanks for sharing! Congrats, by the way.
Totally missed this one. Belated Congratulations ! The second pic looks like a Griffin - amazing.
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@DanielePralong ...Thank you very much for the SOTD .. :)
My Most Sincere Thanks to PN Team :)
I'll try to take some good snaps if i get a chance.
Congratulations Arun! Wonderful spotting, great shots. Thank you for sharing :)
Congratulations Arun, your Indian Eagle-owl is our Spotting of the Day:
"That's some spectacular tufts on this Indian Eagle-owl (Bubo bengalensis), our Spotting of the Day! Although sometimes referred to as ear tufts, these tufts have actually nothing to do with hearing. So why do some owls species have tufts? Their purpose remains unknown but several hypothesis have been formulated which may provide some explanation for their function. Theories proposed include camouflage (tufts would help break up the owl’s outline and make it look like a broken branch), helping in recognizing a member of their own species, and mimicking mammals in oder to frighten mammalian predators".