Bengal eagle-owl / Indian eagle-owl

The Bengalenuhu is also known as the Indian Eagle owl and is considered an elegant and silent flyer. The yellow-brown back plumage has a striking black pattern. The belly-side is drawn light- and black-brown. The long feather ears are set up by the eagle owl in case of danger or arousal. Characteristic is her dark and deep voice. Bengalenuhus become sexually mature at the age of two years. The breeding period is from February to April and lasts about 35 days. Usually the female lays 2-4 eggs, which it brood alone. The male takes care of the food during this time. Young birds become airworthy at 2 months and independent of their parents at one year. Outside the breeding period, Bengalenuhu’s are loners.



Indian subcontinent


stony semi-deserts with open vegetation. sparse forests, forest edges, scrubland.


Carnivores (rodents, reptiles, small birds, frogs, insects)


1. 5 kg


up to 55 cm; wingspan up to 150 cm.

Erreichbares Alter:

bis 20 Jahre, im Zoo bis 60 Jahre.

Tierpaten Ehrentafel

  • ‘Archimedes’
    Mag.a Künstler Claudia, Behamberg



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