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Brown Fish Owl

Brown Fish Owl
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Copyright: Himanshu Ranade (Xplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 13 N: 327] (2187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT, Canon 75-300 1:4-5.6 III USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-27 6:39
Viewed: 1541
Points: 9
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Brown Fish Owl (Bubo zeylonensis or Ketupa zeylonensis)
Of the 4 sub species of this Owl this is the Common Brown Fish Owl (Bubo zeylonensis leschenault) which is larger and light brown in colour. This is found in the Indian sub continent.

This species is very nocturnal but it can often be located by the small birds that mob it while it is roosting in a tree. It feeds mainly on fishes, frogs and aquatic crustaceans.

In fact we located this one perched high up in the tree on the banks of a stream flowing through forested valley. There was another one perched in another tree beyond camera range. In the dry bed of the stream we found an older owl not being able to fly, failed eye sight and most probably on the verge of dying. These owls were actually keeping a look out on the old and vulnerable owl below. Guess they must have tight family bonds.

Being nocturnal, these owls are difficult to sight in the day time.

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Hi Himanshu,

Pretty stern looking owl I must say!!! I photographed one in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve last year.. Nice to see another one...


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-27 8:42]

An excellent capture despite the location and the very difficult backlight,the detail are very very good,and the colors excellents too,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Namashte Himanshu-It seems this Owl was very far and 300mm wasn't sufficient.But overall we can cherish its beauty and colour in its natural habitat.Well done.thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Hi Himanshu,
照的很漂亮 很美麗的貓頭鷹 也很清晰
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

Bonsoir Himanshu,
L'嶰lairage me semble insuffisant mais le sujet est tout de m瘱e bien valoris dans son environnement.
A bient矌 sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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