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Dusky Eagle Owl ~ Bubo coromandus


The Dusky Eagle Owl is a fairly large owl with prominent ear-tufts.

Photo Gallery (3 pictures)

  • Dusky Eagle Owl
  • Dusky Eagle Owl
  • Dusky Eagle Owl

Sound Gallery

Typical call - Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan, India. November 2007. CC Antero Lindholm.


Distribution: Indian subcontinent, Nepal and Bangladesh, Burma and Malaysia. Also disjunctly in southeast China.

Range of Dusky Eagle Owl (Bubo coromandus)
Range of the Dusky Eagle Owl Bubo coromandus

Status: Not uncommon in India and Bangladesh in suitable habitats. Very rare in easternmost parts of range.

Original Description: Latham, John. 1790. Index orntihologicus, sive Systema ornithologiae; complectens avium divisionem in classes, ordines, genera, species, ipsarumque varietates: adjectis synonymis, locis, descriptionibus, & c. (Index Orn.) 1: p. 53.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

See also: Other owls from Asia, Genus: Bubo.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-10-26.