Owls In India

    1. Spot-bellied Eagle Owl Bubo nepalensis
    2. Dusky Eagle Owl Bubo coromandus
    3. Eurasian Eagle Owl Bubo bubo
    4. Indian Eagle Owl Bubo bengalensis
    5. Tawny Fish Owl Ketupa flavipes
    6. Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis
    7. Buffy Fish Owl Ketupa ketupu
    8. Mottled Wood Owl Strix ocellata
    9. Brown Wood Owl Strix leptogrammica
    10. Tawny Owl Strix aluco
    11. Himalayan Wood Owl Strix nivicola
    12. Brown Hawk Owl Ninox scutulata
    13. Hume’s Hawk Owl Ninox scutulata obscura – restricted to Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal
    14. Andaman Hawk Owl Ninox affinis  – restricted to Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal
    15. Andaman Barn Owl Tyto deroepstorffi  – restricted to Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal
      Recorded by Pankaj Koparde in 2013.

      Common Barn Owl Tyto Alba – A pair of adults flying in circles above its roosting spot with one of them calling.
      Recorded by Ramit Singal around 9:30 pm.
    16. Eastern Grass Owl Tyto longmembris
    17. Oriental Bay Owl Phodilus badius
    18. Sri Lanka Bay Owl Phodilus badius assimilis
    19. Long-eared Owl Asio otus
    20. Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

Smaller Owls

    1. Andaman Scops Owl Otus balli – restricted to Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal
    2. Mountain Scops Owl Otus spilocephalus
    3. Indian Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena Collared Scops Owl Otus bakkamoena lettia
    4. Pallid Scops Owl Otus brucei
    5. Eurasian Scops Owl Otus scops
    6. Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia
      Credit by Pankaj Lad
    7. Nicobar Scops Owl Otus alius  – restricted Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal
    8. Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodeii
    9. Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides
    10. Jungle Owlet Glaucidium radiatum
      Credit by Pankaj Lad

      Recorded by Dr. Samira Agnihotri in 2005
    11. Little Owl Athene noctua & athene brama
    12. Spotted Owlet Athene brama
    13. Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewetti – ENDANGERED
    14. Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus  – vagrant