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Brown Wood Owl frontal closeup Adule male Brown Wood Owl at the BestZOO, the Netherlands.  BestZOO,Brown Wood Owl,Strix leptogrammica Click/tap to enlarge

Brown Wood Owl frontal closeup

Adule male Brown Wood Owl at the BestZOO, the Netherlands.

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  1. A few weeks ago I went to a country fair in english style somewhere in the dutch south. I did not take my camera with my, as I did not expect to see anything out of the ordinary. There was a lady with a snow owl 4 years old and a large species of Oehoe of almost a year old (don't know the english equivalent right now). Aaahhhhhh, she was standing there, I was standing some 30 cm distant, it would have been soooooo nice.
    In short: just like this one, you were really up close to this one!
    I like. What a long way to tell:)
    Posted 9 years ago
    1. I know how you feel, there's so many missed photo opportunities particularly for DSRL users. As they say, the best camera is the one you have with you :) Posted 9 years ago
  2. The lady told me the eyes of the owl identify its main period of hunting. This owl having black eyes is mainly a nightly creature, though owls never really sleep and hunt during daytime also.
    Yellow eyes = mainly during daytime, orange eyes = dusk, black eyes = night. Mainly that is.
    Posted 9 years ago
    1. I didn't know that, thanks for educating me. Posted 9 years ago

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The Brown Wood Owl, ''Strix leptogrammica'', is an owl which is a resident breeder in south Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to western Indonesia and south China. This species is a part of the family of owls known as typical owls , which contains most species of owl. It belongs to the earless owl genus ''Strix''.

The Brown Wood Owl is medium large , with upperparts uniformly dark brown, with faint white spotting on the shoulders. The underparts are buff with brown streaking. The facial.. more

Similar species: Owls
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Jun 13, 2012. Captured Apr 21, 2012 14:48.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO2000
  • 105mm