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Tawny Fish Owl ~ Bubo flavipes (Ketupa flavipes)


The Tawny Fish Owl is a fairly large owl with tousled, horizontal ear-tufts.

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  • Tawny Fish Owl
  • Tawny Fish Owl


Distribution: From northern India to southeast China and Taiwan, as well as Laos and Vietnam.

Range of Tawny Fish Owl (Bubo flavipes)
Range of the Tawny Fish Owl Bubo flavipes

Status: Locally not uncommon.

Original Description: Hodgson, Brian Houghton. 1836. The Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal) 5: p. 364, pl. 26.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

See also: Other owls from Asia, Genus: Bubo.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2017-03-13.