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Indian Eagle owl Indian Eagle Owl<br />
This image was taken while returning to Bangalore at night.It was resting on a mud mount. It is an high ISO image. Check the exif!!<br />
Since ages the owls are associated with superstition. They are considered to be bad omen not just in India but in many other countries as well. <br />
As noted by Salim Ali, the 2 most common beliefs across India are, these Owls would predict the future by telling in a human voice and the other one is to find a lucky bone of the bird that would move against the water current!! Bubo bengalensis,Indian eagle-owl,bangalore,bird,eagle owl,india,karnataka,night,owl,untamed,wild Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Indian Eagle owl

Indian Eagle Owl
This image was taken while returning to Bangalore at night.It was resting on a mud mount. It is an high ISO image. Check the exif!!
Since ages the owls are associated with superstition. They are considered to be bad omen not just in India but in many other countries as well.
As noted by Salim Ali, the 2 most common beliefs across India are, these Owls would predict the future by telling in a human voice and the other one is to find a lucky bone of the bird that would move against the water current!!

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  1. Interesting how cultures differ, in the west they are often seen as "wise", not a bad omen at all. Great find! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you fredy. Even the Romans consider owls as bad omen. In fact they directly relate an owl to sign of death!! Posted 5 years ago

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The Indian eagle-owl, also called the rock eagle-owl or Bengal eagle-owl , is a species of large horned owl found in the Indian Subcontinent. They were earlier treated as a subspecies of the Eurasian eagle-owl. They are found in hilly and rocky scrub forests, and are usually seen in pairs. They have a deep resonant booming call that may be heard at dawn and dusk. They are typically large owls, and have "tufts" on their heads. They are splashed with brown and grey, and have a white throat patch with.. more

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Uploaded Mar 28, 2016. Captured Mar 19, 2016 22:18.
  • NIKON D7200
  • f/5.6
  • 1/25s
  • ISO10000
  • 500mm