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The Indian Owl or Indian Eagle-Owl or Rock Eagle-owl or Bengal Eagle-owl with the

scientific name as Bubo bengalensis is a large horned owl found in India. They were earlier considered as a subspecies of the Eurasian Eagle-Owl.

They are generally large owls which have tufts over their head. The quick classification of this species is given below,

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Strigiformes
Family Strigidae
Genus Bubo
Species Bubo bengalensis

Physical Characteristics:

This species is a large owl which is splashed with brown and grey over its body. Dark and light morphs of this bird are noticed. The facial disc is colored with dull brownish-yellow to buffy, with a prominent blackish rim. Eyebrows are whitish at the center of the face. They have a large ear and orange colored eyes. One could find a blackish line at the center of each eye and it continues upto a dark ear tufts. Forehead has small blackish flecks and is buffy brown in color. They have a greenish to black colored bill. Chin and throat are whitish. This bird occurs with dark and light morphs.

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