Genus BUBO

This and the next genus contain the Eagle-Owls, birds of large size, with aigrettes and with the tarsus fully feathered; the claws are powerful and well curved, the inner (2nd) claw being the longest, much exceeding the hind (1st) claw in length. The wing is rounded, the 3rd primary longest, 4th subequal; tail moderate, slightly rounded at the end.

This is a large genus, found over the greater part of the world, except in Australia. Three species are Indian.

Key to the Species.

a. General colour buff and blackish brown.
a1. Toes completely feathered: wing 17-20 ………………………B. ignavus, p. 284.
b1. Last joint of toes naked: wing 14.75-16 ………………………B. bengalensis, p. 285.
b. General colour greyish brown, toes half naked ………………………B. coromandus, p. 286.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus BUBO
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
284
M_ID: 
6535
M_SN: 
Bubo
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1638

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