The Brown Fish-owl (Bubo zeylonensis) Dehiwala Zoo
Location : National Zoological Garden Dehiwala
It is a large owl with prominent \"ear\" tufts, typically around 55 cm in length and weighing 2-2.5 kg when fully grown. Subspecies differ in size and males are smaller then females, with the smallest birds not quite 50 cm long and weighing as little as 1,100 g.
The upperparts are reddish brown and heavily streaked with black or dark brown. The underparts are buff to whitish, with dark streaks and finer brown barring. The throat is white and can be conspicuously puffed, while the facial disk is indistinct. The irides are yellow, the feet a duller yellow, and the bill is dark. Sexes do not differ in appearance except for size.
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