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Buffy Fish Owl

Buffy Fish Owl (DGFC) © Rachel Munds
  • Possess a diagnostic white patch above the bill, distinguished from Brown Fish Owl by its darker plumage with thicker black streaks.
  • Rests in a tree during the day until dusk when it leaves in search of food. They feed on fish, frogs and crustaceans near streams, as well as bats and small birds.
  • They tend to be found in forested areas near to a water source so that they can fish.
  • Buffy fish owls nest in cavities of rocks or trees and occasionally old bird nests.
  • These have been observed on numerous occasions during the evenings around Danau Girang Field Centre.