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Dusky eagle-owl

Thai: นกเค้าใหญ่สีคล้ำ, nok khao yai see khlam

Binomial name: Bubo coromandus, John Aubrey Clarendon Latham, 1790

The dusky eagle-owl (Bubo coromandus) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family that is widespread in Bangladesh, China, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Thailand and listed as Least Concern by IUCN.

Affects watered and well wooded tracts. Mango tree groves, and old tamarind and other densely foliaged trees are preferred. Parochial and a pair often inhabits the same grove year after year.

The nesting season is from November to April.

The nest is made of sticks in the fork of the trunk of a large tree preferably near water and often in the vicinity of human habitation.

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Scientific classification

Bubo coromandus

Common names

  • Thai: นกเค้าใหญ่สีคล้ำ, nok khao yai see khlam

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Dusky eagle-owl, Bubo coromandus in Thailand

Range map of Bubo coromandus in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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