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Spotted Wood Owl (Juvenile)

Spotted Wood 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: 2010-09-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-04 8:48
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Points: 2
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Spotted Wood Owl
(Strix seloputo) 点斑林鸮
Size: 48 cm - R/RB

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 the island.

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Hello Ang Hwee Yong,
Hope you'll be doing fine. being my neighbour it was my duty to post comments on this marvellous picture of a juvenile owl. It is quite a large bird and very impressive. Owls are wonderful predator and this one is a real impressive shot with eye to eye contact. Thanks a lot for sharing.....take care....warmest regards/Abid

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