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Dusky Eagle-Owl Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Bubo coromandus
Family : Strigidae
Order : Strigiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Dusky Horned Owl
Habitat : Deciduous forest
Description : The Dusky Eagle-Owl is a large greyish-brown night bird with erect ear-tufts (adult bird length approximately 58 cm, wing 40 cm, bill 4.2 cm, tarsus 6.8 cm, tail 11.5 cm). It has greyish-brown upperparts with finely vermiculated white streaking and scattered darker brown streaks. Below it is paler with greyish-white. It feeds on small mammals, birds, reptiles, large insects, water beetles, etc. The dusky eagle-owl is found in forests, wetlands, agricultural areas with trees, and roadsides with large trees. While it is mostly active at night, it can also hunt during the day, especially in cloudy weather. Breeding season occurs from November to April, with nesting observed mainly in December and January. The owl reuses stick nests of other large bird species, particularly those built by woolly-necked storks. This owl species is not extensively studied, and most information about its biology comes from anecdotal observations.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: markus lilje(www.inaturalist.org/people/markus lilje),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Antero Lindholmmore information, please contact us.