He is into photography since 2008. It measures from 50 to 65 cm in length. Silver-gray adult is majestic, with a large yellow bill, black eyes, and sweeping sidewards-facing “horns.” Juvenile is much paler, almost white, with shorter tufts. Immense and imposing owl of dense wet lowland and hill forests. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again. It is also called the Forest Eagle Owl. Govind Vijayakumar is an Electronics Engineer turned Nature & Wildlife Photographer, based in Cochin, Kerala, India. Suddenly, I heard the call of adult Spot-bellied Eagle Owl. Suddenly, I heard the call of adult Spot-bellied Eagle Owl. My first sighting happened late evening. Late Evening Sighting of the Spot-bellied Eagle Owl, So, I got some excellent bird portraits. If you are interested to know which cookies are being used or switch it off in settings. Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl. As a photographer, I want to spend more time with the owl to improve my shots. Forest Eagle Owl ~ Bubo nipalensis Introduction. The voice is booming, deep and carries quite far. Its call is similar to that of a human cry. Lighting conditions were getting better, and I managed to capture some good images at 800 and 400 ISO. The lighting was good during the dusk time. So, I switched to Canon 1DX Mark ii full-frame camera body to leverage its noise performance. So, I climbed on top of this building for photographing this Owl. Slowly, the lighting started to deteriorate, and the ISO reached 6400. In another hour, the chick became active and started climbing to the top of the tree. Characteristic of Uhus are the ear tufts. Soon, the Spot-bellied Eagle Owl chick started making calls, looks like it is hungry, and the mother is somewhere nearby. The three-month-old baby owl comes out of the nest during late evening and early morning. I have decided to try my luck on the next day early morning too. The territorial call of the species, like that of most other eagle-owls, consists of low hoots with two-second intervals between hoos. Finally, I have decided to pack up my camera gear and leave the place. This call consists of a scream, which rises and then falls in tone. Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which sections of the website you find most interesting and useful. So, there is no point in doing photography anymore. After some time, the mother owl went to sleep, and I climbed down the building. Gives deep echoing hoots. This website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best user experience possible. After a few minutes, when the natural light has gone completely, the mother came and sat on the nearby tree. I got this sighting from Marayoor town of Idukki district in Kerala. It was the mother. The main challenge of photographing the Spot-Bellied Eagle Owl was the lighting. So, there is no point in waiting, and it is good not to disturb it. Bubo nipalensis. ,” the devil bird. That body mass range is similar to that of the larger race of barred eagle-owl, which are in all races considerably smaller going o… Sign in to see your badges. But, there was no sight of the mother and the father. During this time, the mother owl came with a kill (looked like a squirrel) and started feeding the chick. It was nesting on a tall dead tree, which has a hollow opening on the top. So, I packed up my camera gear. I photographed from multiple angles to, One Last Time with the Spot-Bellied Eagle Owl. The chick started to hop around the top of the tree, looks like it is learning to fly. Now, the only other opportunity is during the late evening. It is a forest-inhabiting species found in the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. So, there is no point in taking pictures. To my surprise, there was another Spot-Bellied Eagle Owl on the opposite side. They shape the appearance of the big owl. Silver-gray adult is majestic, with a large yellow bill, black eyes, and sweeping sidewards-facing “horns.” Juvenile is much paler, almost white, with shorter tufts.