No.374 Brown Hawk-Owl Ninox scutulata

L=27-30cm

Rank : 3
Summer Visitor
The literal translation of the Birdfs Japanese name gAobazukuh is gFresh greenery-season owl,h since the owl migrates to Japan from the south in the greenery season. The bird, with its impressive large golden-color eyes, is sometimes observed here.
The birdfs breeding in the groves of Asakawa River basin has been reported almost annually.
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Adult

Juvenile