Species Details

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Brown Fish Owl Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ketupa zeylonensis
Family : Strigidae
Order : Strigiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind forests, Villages
Description : The Brown Fish Owl is a large brown fishing owl with stubby ear-tufts, bright golden-yellow irises and naked legs (adult bird length approximately 56 cm, weight 1.1 kg, wing 41 cm, bill 5.3 cm, tarsus 8 cm, tail 20 cm). It looks brown from above and dull brown from below. It has brown bars on its wings. It feeds on fish, frogs, crabs, rodents, reptiles and birds. It breeds in November-March. The brown fish owl is a resident species found year-round in various tropical and subtropical regions. Its preferred habitat consists of forests and woodlands that border streams, lakes, or rice fields. It primarily inhabits lowland areas, ranging from open woodlands to dense forests, and can also be found in plantations.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Jahir Mahmud Sohag,Bangladesh;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Marc Anderson(www.xeno-canto.org/Marc Anderson), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.