IN ACHILLES' FOOTSTEPS - ADVENTURES WITH THE INDIAN EAGLE OWL
About the Book
Resident of rocky hills, woody ravines, steep slopes and thorny semi-deserts, the Indian Eagle-Owl (IEO) 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 terrains, the threat of rock bees and more in the ravines in and around Puducherry.
It was a chance encounter with a juvenile IEO near Chengalpattu in Tamil Nadu that transformed Eric into a tenant of the ravines, observing for days the IEO seek, bond and raise chicks. In this book, he dwells into the ways of IEO, its prey base, its association with its own and other species, its nesting and breeding ecology.