tawny fish owl

Kétoupa roux / Tawny Fish Owl

Ketupa flavipes

(Hodgson, 1836)

/ Bubo flavipes :
- Kétoupa roux ;
- Tawny fish owl ;
- Búho pescador leonado - Búho pescador amarillento ;
- Coruja-pescadora ;
- Gufo pescatore fulvo ;
- Himalaya-Fischuhu ;
- Himalayavisuil ;
- Vuorikalahuuhkaja ;
- Himalayafiskuv ;
- Гималайский рыбный филин ;
- ketupa rdzawa ;
- ウオミミズク ;
- 黄腿渔鸮

Ordre : Strigiformes / Famille : Strigidés - Strigidae / Genre : Ketupa /
Espèce : flavipes - Espèce monotypique.

Tawny Fish Owl (Ketupa flavipes)  is one of the largest owls in India. This bird, as the name suggests, thrives on a diet of fish and hence it can be seen in wooded areas near streams, rivers and ponds. This specimen was photographed at the Dhikala Zone of the Corebett National Park, Uttarakhand.

Koshy Koshy / (CC BY 2.0) 

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TAWNY FISH OWL
Bubo flavipes
©Laura Quick

Common throughout Asia. Like other fish owls, the tawny fish owl has large ear tufts but they usually hang to the sides of the head and are distinctly messy and toussled looking. They have yellow eyes. Tawny fish owls have been described as the most “attractive” of the fish owls.