Broken wing display in an unfledged Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis

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M.E. Ramanujam


A young Bubo bengalensis was encountered in a ravine near Ousteri Lake. It was monitored for a period of 6 months. During this period it showed the broken wing display only once, which is considered to be exclusive to adults in defense of their nests, eggs, or young.

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