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Buffy Fish Owl

Buffy Fish Owl
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-02 6:30
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Buffy Fish Owl
(Ketupa ketupu) 马来渔鸮
Size: 50 cm

Note diagnostic white patch above bill; also distinguished from Brown Fish Owl by generally darker plumage with thicker black streaks.

A soft to-wee.

Frequents forest edges near streams; also found in mangroves and near plantations and wet paddy fields. It usually rests in a tree during the day and flies out at dusk to feed on fish, frogs and crustaceans near streams. Sometimes it also takes mice, bats and small birds. It nest in a hole in a rotten tree.

A rare resident breeder throughout the island.

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