Malaysian Fish Owl
"Malaysian Fish-Owl"
Ketupa ketupa
Photo courtesy ©
Robby Suryadi (sukhoi@indo.net.id)

Malaysian Fish Owl
"Malaysian Fish-Owl"
Ketupa ketupa
Photo courtesy ©
Robby Suryadi (sukhoi@indo.net.id)


Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

Strigiformes

Family

Strigidae



Name/Status
Source

Malyasian Fish-Owl - Not On IUCN Red List

Check 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for updates



Malaysian Fish-Owl

Habitat:

Southeast Asia, rainforests of Borneo, Java, Bali, Thailand and India. Near rivers and streams.

Diet:

Mainly fish which it snatches near surface of water. Crabs, reptiles, amphibians, and some birds.

Enemies:

Larger birds of prey. Habitat destruction.

Facts:

Also known as the Buffy Fish-Owl.

In Indonesia they are called Burung Hantu.

They belong to the family Strigidae.

The Malaysian Fish-Owl does not have hair on its legs.

Owls have two toes facing forward and two facing back.

The Malaysian Fish-Owl is mostly nocturnal (active at night).

Owls have outstanding vision and excellent hearing.

An owl cannot move its eyes. They must turn their head to look around.

The Malaysian Fish-Owl is around 15 inches long.

Most owls are "silent" fliers and surprise their prey by sneaking up on them. The Malaysian Fish-Owl is not a "silent" flyer and it does make a little noise when it flies.

Like most owls, the Malaysian Fish-Owl usually uses another bird's nest for its nest. Sometimes they use holes in trees.

The Malaysian Fish owl loves the water and even stands in it.



Additional Information
The Owl Pages
Monterey Bay
Malaysian Fish Owl
Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation


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