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Buffy Fish Owl Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ketupa ketupa
Family : Strigidae
Order : Strigiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Mangrove forest
Description : The Buffy Fish Owl is a large, buff coloured night bird with a conspicuous white forehead (adult bird length approximately 50 cm, weight 1.2 kg, wing 36 cm). It has rufous-orange upperparts with thick and prominent black streaking. It feeds mainly on fish. It also takes insects, beetles, frogs, reptiles, small mammals, bats and carrion. It breeds in December-May.
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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Erik De Boer(www.inaturalist.org/people/Erik De Boer),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;more information, please contact us.