Hey! I'm Venus. I am an Indian Eagle Owl (Bubo Bengalensis) and I am 2 years old. I obtained my flying licence after training sessions went well with Mam and Dad! I enjoy flying free to and from peoples gloves, and enjoying showing off my new found flying skills. I love preening myself, being admired and having my picture taken whilst in flight. We all have our own characters here at Owls about town. Sometimes I can be grumpy as i do have odd fays where I choose to do my own thing. The days I perform are truly fantastic, even if i do say so myself. I weigh 2lbs 7oz and I stand approximately 25cm when on the glove but I can stand over 40cm if I’m showing off! My natural habitat is rocky hills with bushes, earth banks, and wooded country with ravines. I am native to West Himalayas, Pakistan, throughout India, Kashmir, Nepal, Assam and Burma. I usually hunt from a perch, but will also make low foraging flights to dive on prey. I primarily hunt rats and mice, but will also take birds up to the size of peafowl. I will also eat reptiles, frogs, crabs and large insects. I enjoy my weekly afternoon tea outings in our local area. If you see me out and about, do come and say hello.
Indian Eagle Owl (Bubo Bengalensis)