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December 2, 2013

Indian Eagle-Owl

Owl-eyes-close-up

From Twisted Sifter: "Seen here is an intense close up of an Indian Eagle-Owl's eyes. The Indian Eagle-Owl, also called the Rock Eagle-Owl or Bengal Eagle-Owl (Bubo bengalensis) is a species of large horned owl found in the Indian Subcontinent. The species is often considered a subspecies of the Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo buboBubo) and is very similar in appearance."

"They have a deep resonant booming call that may be heard at dawn and dusk. Their diet through much of the year consists of rodents, but birds seem to be mainly taken towards winter."

Photograph by Tony Hisgett.

[via Shoebox Dwelling]

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Those pennaceous feathers between the Owl's eyes look exactly like the carapace/exoskeleton of Pteronarcys californica larvae. A striking resemblance, indeed.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Dec 3, 2013 5:02:45 AM

Superb!

(Bengal-Eagle-Owl-ten-times-real-fast)

Posted by: Marianne | Dec 2, 2013 9:03:37 PM

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