Buffy Fish Owl (Ketupa
Size 50 cm (20 in). Prominent white patch on forehead above bill.
Yellow iris. Dark brown upperparts with bold streaks on back and whitish
bars on scapulars. Underparts richer buff with bold vertical streaks.
Occurs in North-East India through Myanmar, southern Thailand, Indonchina
south to Malay Peninsula, the Greater Sundas and Bali. Resident in Pen.
Malaysia at low elevations south to Singapore where it is very rare. It is
the most common large owl in open country habitats and rural settlements.
Found in mangroves, freshwater swamps, plantations and wooded gardens.