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The very, very rare Brown wood owl.

November 23, 2019

Another of our Owls in Hong Kong....This is the amazing Brown Wood Owl (Strix leptogrammica).

 As far as I know, there are now around 5 breeding pairs of these lovely creatures in Hong Kong. This species is a part of the family of owls known as typical owls (Strigidae), which contains most species of owl. It belongs to the earless owl genus Strix.

This wonderful creature is actually quite big (45–57 cm), with upperparts uniformly dark brown, with faint white spotting on the shoulders. The eyes are dark brown, and very difficult to photograph, as they are primarily nocturnal.

 

 

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