Posts belonging to Category Owls

Buffy Fish-owl

The Buffy Fish-owl Bubo ketupu is one of the biggest owls in Borneo.  After its size, probably the next thing you will notice is the brilliant yellow iris.  Known for its fishing ability, away from the streams and rivers,  it is also attracted by lights.  Thus around the habituated areas along the Kinabatangan river, this is easily the most common owl.

Brown Boobook

I have never been lucky with day time roosting owls in Borneo.  So on a night (around 9pm) outing at the Klias Peatswamp Forest in Beaufort 3 days ago, I had to take my chance with this Brown Boobook Ninox scutulata borneensis.  It was moving back and forth from tree to electric wire, at times feeding on insects.  Early the next morning I could still hear its hoot whoo whoop so I suppose this is its hawking area.

Digiscoped with Swarovski ATS65 HD and Sony DSC W7.

Thanks very much to Andrew who held the torch light with one hand while trying to get his shots with the other hand.