Brown Fish Owl
Huge, flat-headed, brown streaked owl with horizontally held ear tufts and yellow irises. Dark brown above with buff feather edges. Dark streaking on paler underparts. Yellow irises. Broad barred wings and very short tail. Scarcer Tawny Fish Owl is larger, richer brown with heavier streaking below and whitish forehead. Sexes alike. Mainly nocturnal, roosting in leafy trees. Hunts fish, crabs and frogs.
Inhabits well-wooded areas with water, including village groves near fish-rich ponds.
Scarce breeding resident throughout lowlands.
A deep whom…whom. Also an undulating cur…ree.