(syn. Bubo Ϯ Rock Eagle Owl B. bengalensis) Etymology not given; doubtless a Nepalese onomatopoeia for an owl (see Mesomorpha); "Genus URRUA, nob.  ...  Size considerable. Habits sub-diurnal. Dwells frequently in holes on steep bank-sides.   Type, Urrua Cavearea, nob." (Hodgson 1837).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 19 January 2019).