Bengal/Rock Eagle Owl
Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis

Bengal Eagle Owl
Bengal Eagle Owl
The Bengal Eagle Owl, also called the Rock Eagle Owl and the Indian Eagle Owl, is native to the Indian sub-continent. It used to be considered a subspecies of the Eurasian Eagle Owl, to which it is superficially similar.
Bengal Eagle Owl
Rock Eagle Owl
Mainly nocturnal, it will sometimes hunt in daytime. Prey is mainly small rodents but also includes reptiles, other birds and large insects.
Bengal Eagle Owl
Bengal Eagle Owl
The female often flattens the "ear tufts" to her head but the male usually holds them upright.
Rock Eagle Owl
Rock Eagle OwlMost of the big owl, like most owls, is feathers
Bengal Eagle Owl dancing
Bengal Eagle Owl dancing
Dancing (powerful legs, feet and talons)
Bengal Eagle Owl
Bengal Eagle Owl
Bengal Eagle Owl
Bengal Eagle Owl in flight In flight
Bengal Eagle Owl in flight
Bengal Eagle Owl
Bengal Eagle Owl in flight One of her clutch of 2-4 eggs
Bengal Eagle Owl in flight Carefully turned on her soft feet
Bengal Eagle Owl