French: Grand-duc de Coromandel German: Koromandeluhu Spanish: Búho de Coromandel
Coromandel Coast, India.
No obvious close relatives. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
B. c. coromandus
(Latham, 1790) – E Pakistan, N & C India and S Nepal E to Assam and Bangladesh; apparently this race also in E China.
B. c. klossi
Robinson, 1911 – W & S Myanmar and S Thailand.
48–53 cm; no data on body mass. Large, greyish owl with prominent ear tufts rounded at tips. Pale facial disc framed by narrow black lines; above, dark brown with... read more
Song a series of deep, accelerating croaking notes, “wo wo wo wo wo-wo-wowowo”,... read more
Open, level areas with plenty of woodland, generally near water; riparian forest, old plantations,... read more
Food and feeding
Birds, especially crows (Corvus), but ranging from pigeons and doves, parakeets, coucals (Centropus) and coraciiforms to... read more
Lays late Nov–Apr, mainly Dec–Jan, later in S; fledglings found from early Feb. Typically lays in old stick nest of raptor,... read more
Resident, aside from "straggling" of non-breeding birds. Old records from Peninsular... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Little information (global population size and population trends unknown). Widespread but uncommon in India, more frequent... read more
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