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Buffy Fish-Owl (Juvenile)


Buffy Fish-Owl (Juvenile)
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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, 1/2 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-13 1:35
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Buffy Fish Owl
(Ketupa ketupu) 马来渔鸮
Size: 50 cm

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

Voice:
A soft to-wee.

Habits:
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.

Distribution:
A rare resident breeder throughout Singapore.

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hi!

it's a nice photograph of a cute lovely creature. the owl was soo sweetly posing! liked it. thanks for sharing :)

Ruby

Very nice portrait of this little owl. Well done
Pierre

o my this is my favorite so far today! What a precious capture, great lighting, fine contrast with POV so perfect an I just love those downy feathers. What an opportunity to capture this moment!

  • Great 
  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2011-12-15 22:27]

Hello, what an adorable face this owl has.
Great photo and wonderful DOF. Very sharp, good exposure.
Tfs,
karen

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