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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: 2010-03-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-12 1:55
Viewed: 3094
Points: 6
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Buffy Fish Owl
(Ketupa ketupu)
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 the island.

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Hi Ang.
This kind of Owl look very interesting and a bit different from other from his species.
Nice picture.
Friendly regards.Alin.

Hello Ang,
very nice composition, sharpness and colors of this photo.
very impressive, congratulations
hello Vanni

Hi Ang

Great shot under difficult light condition. Excellent sharpness and details.


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