Jul 5, 2011

The Barred Eagle Owl (Bubo sumatranus) 45.5 - 46.5 cm

Physical characteristics: The dark back is marked with reddish brown bars, contrasting with the barred, greyish white belly. The eyes are brown and the beak and feet are yellow. Barred eagle-owls have very noticeable ear tufts.

The group called "eagle-owls" includes the largest owls in the world.

This species is a fairly small member of the group, 15.7 to 18.1 inches long (40 to 46 centimeters), a little smaller than the great horned owl.

Geographic range: Southern Myanmar, Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, South to Sumatra and Bangka Island.

Habitat: Tropical forests intersected by streams, secondary growth, plantations, and forested gardens.

Diet: Barred eagle-owls feed on large insects such as grasshoppers and beetles, along with small rodents, birds, and snakes.

Behavior and reproduction: The main call is a low-pitched "hoo." Pairs are thought to mate for life and may return to the same nest site year after year, often a natural tree cavity.

Ref: Wikipedia, Owls - Category: Strigidae

            The Male

               The Female

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