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November 24-30, 2012
Forest Eagle-Owl by Arun S. Karnam
The Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl Bubo nipalensis, also known as the Forest Eagle-Owl is a large species of owl found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. This owl is noted for its strange, human-like call and in Sri Lanka, it is known as ulama or ‘devil bird’. Found in dense, evergreen forests or moist deciduous forests, this particular individual was photographed in Bandipur, Karnataka.