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Brown Hawk-Owl


Brown Hawk-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: 2011-10-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/4, 3 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-15 5:15
Viewed: 3264
Points: 4
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Brown Hawk Owl
(Ninox scutulata) 鹰鸮
Size: 30 cm

Description:
Unmistakable; apart from the smaller endemic Philippine Hawk-Owl, N.philippensis, the only Ninox owl in the region.

Voice:
A double hoot hu-oop repeated incessantly at dawn and dusk.

Habits:
Breeds in closed forest and more open woodlands. During migration it can turn up in mangroves, gardens and other wooded areas to 1500m elevations. Becomes active just after dark, feeding mainly on insects at the edge of the forest. It nest in a cavity in a tree.

Distribution:
A common resident breeder and winter visitors in Singapore.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-10-15 6:49]

Hello Ang,
fantastic image of this beauty in a splendid position!
Great sharpness and light; nice natural colours. Excellent contrast with the background
Very well done!
Thanks for sharing
Enrico

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2011-10-16 0:58]

Hi Ang,
Very nice details and contrast but the eyes ''made'' the picture to be great !
TFS Tina

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