Wooded areas and copsed woods.
Any rodent really ,but will take small birds and snakes. As the snakes of India are poisonous ,the owl combats this by puffing itself right out and spreading its wings to make the snake attack .The snake attacks getting nowhere as the poison goes into the feathers and not the skin, rendering the snake non poisonous ,the snake gets tired and the owl attacks.
The name Eagle owl indicates he is a large bird and is capable of taking large quarry .
The Bengal owl has orange eyes which means it prefers to fly at twilight ,proper name being crepuscular .
The large ear tufts dictate he is forest dwelling ,used for camouflage .
Reversible talon ,can have three at front and one at the back or two at the front and two at the back.
These birds are endangered in their native country as third world countries are still using DDT on crops.This weakens the eggshell of the birds and also cause deformities in the young.
Life span is only about 5 years in the wild but around 25 in captivity.