A resident of rocky hills, woody ravines, steep slopes and thorny semi-deserts, the Indian Eagle-Owl makes for a difﬁcult research subject. But that has never deterred Eric Ramanujam from staying in pursuit of the bird species, tackling difﬁcult weather conditions, unfavourable terrain, the threat of rock bees and more in the ravines in and around Puducherry, India.
It was a chance encounter with a juvenile Indian Eagle-Owl near Chengalpattu in Tamil Nadu that transformed Eric into a tenant of the ravines, observing for days how the Indian Eagle-Owl seek each other out, bond and raise chicks. In this book, he dwells into the ways
of the IEO, its prey base, its association with its own and other species, its nesting and breeding ecology.
Written lucidly, this scientiﬁc biography will be of interest to both the casual reader and serious researcher.