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Spot-bellied Eagle-owl

Scientific name: Bubo nipalensis
Order: Strigiformes

Also called Forest Eagle-owl, Malay Eagle-Owl

The Spot-bellied Eagle-owl is a large bird of prey with a formidable appearance. It is a forest-inhabiting species found in southern and south-eastern Asia. It is nocturnal and spends the day hidden among foliage of a large forest tree. At dusk it becomes active and hunts small mammals, reptiles, and birds up to the size of junglefowl.

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anonymous 04-Jun-2009 21:21
wow! this bird looks crazy
j>a>e>17 :):):)29-Nov-2008 07:04
OWL~trageous magic & HOW :):):) such a feathery friend who inspires storyboook zest NOW, j>a>e>17 :):):) 17 happpeee hoootsss o'chitown back, j>a>e>17 :):):)
Guest 28-Jan-2006 05:50
wow you have such an awesome gallery here. I've never heard of much less seen any of these. This one was my fav.