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Spotted Wood-Owl

Spotted Wood-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: 2013-01-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/13 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-09 22:22
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Points: 6
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Spotted Wood-Owl
(Strix seloputo) 点斑林鸮
Size: 48 cm

Distinguished from similar and sympatic Brown Wood Owl, S. leptogrammica, of the oriental region, by wide (not narrow) barring on the under-parts and spots on the wings.

A deep, rapid who-ow similar to distant dog’s bark.

Occurs in lowland forest, especially in forest edges, secondary growth; in nearby cultivated areas and parks with large trees. Starts calling at dusk and can sometimes be located by its call and spotted perched high in a tree.

A rare resident breeder throughout Singapore.

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Greatly composed photo, color-wise with slight overcast of yellow.

Hello Ang,
Nice capture with excellent details.
With regards,

  • Great 
  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-01-10 2:30]
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What a black eyes, very good picture. I like it with the green back ground of the tree. Congratulation.

Hello Ang,
Outstanding photograph, excellent sharpness, excellent composition, good background.

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