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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: 2011-10-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-12 3:49
Viewed: 2742
Points: 6
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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 Singapore.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-12-12 5:54]

Very fine portrait of this species. tfs.

  • Great 
  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-12 11:18]

This image is splendid, Ang!
Fantastic sharpness and fine detail; great POV; beautiful light and natural colours; excellent contrast with a green background; wonderful eyes contact. A beauty!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-12-12 11:33]

Hello Ang Hwee,
The best photo of this species I've seen so far. A beauty!

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