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Conservation Status

Conservation Status - Least Concern

Khan the Bengal Eagle Owl

(Bubo bengalensis)

About Khan

He is a very temperamental owl, who has been with us since January 2007. We received Khan after his owner was unable to care for him any-more. Khan likes to be looked at and held, however he does get bored quickly which makes him irritable.

Description of the Bengal Eagle Owl

This magnificent bird has a greyish facial disc which has a prominent blackish rim with large eyes that are orange-red in colour. The wings, shoulders and head are tawny brown, mottled and streaked with black and brown. There is often a whitish bar across the shoulder. Wing and Tail feathers are tawny-buff, barred with blackish brown. The upper breast has small, dark streaks, with the rest of the under-parts having fine streaks and faint cross-bars, which become fainter towards the abdomen. These birds normally live in Rocky Hills with bushes, earth banks, wooded county with ravines, semi-deserts with rocks and bushes. They have been known to inhabit old Mango orchards close to human populations.