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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Strigidae.


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  • Until recently, the fish owls were considered to represent a distinct genus, Ketupa, and Ketupa was considered closely related to, but distinct from, the eagle owls Bubo.

    Archive 2006-05-01 Darren Naish 2006

  • While there is very little endemism, the ecoregion contains a number of northern Endangered species of that are not found in the rest of Japan, including Blakiston's fish owl (Ketupa blakistoni).

    Hokkaido deciduous forests 2008

  • Interesting marsh birds found in the reclaimed areas include egrets Egretta alba, E. garzetta and E. intermedia, purple heron Ardea purpurea (a rare vagrant from Africa) and green-backed heron Butorides striatus, while birds of prey include osprey Pandion haliaetus, Pallas's sea-eagle Haliaeetus leucoryphus (R), white-bellied sea-eagle H. leucogaster, grey-headed fishing eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus, peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus, Oriential hobby F. severus, northern eagle owl Bubo bubo and brown fish owl Ketupa zeylonensis.

    Sundarbans National Park, India 2008

  • Recent genetic studies have found instead that the Ketupa species are nested within Bubo (as is Nyctea, the Snowy owl), and consequently both Ketupa and Nyctea have been sunk into synonomy with Bubo (Wink & Heidrich 1999).

    Archive 2006-05-01 Darren Naish 2006

  • The avifauna is not as diverse as that of the Malaysian lowland rain forests and does not include any endemic species, but the grey-headed fish eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus and brown fish owl Ketupa zeylonensis are thought to be specialists in this habitat.

    Peninsular Malaysian peat swamp forests 2007

  • The majority of the brown fish-owls (_Ketupa ceylonensis_) and rock horned-owls (_Bubo bengalensis_) are sitting; a few of them are feeding young birds.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India Douglas Dewar 1916

  • The nocturnal birds of prey of which nests are likely to be found in January are the brown fish-owl (_Ketupa ceylonensis_) and the rock and the dusky horned-owls (_Bubo bengalensis_ and _B. coromandus_).

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India Douglas Dewar 1916

  • The brown fish-owl (_Ketupa ceylonensis_) is a bird almost as large as a kite.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India Douglas Dewar 1916

  • (_Ketupa ceylonensis_ and _Athene meridionalis_), the grey shrike

    History of Phoenicia George Rawlinson 1857

  • _ur-ur-ur-ur_ of the brown fish-owl (_Ketupa zeylonensis_) disturbs the silence of the night on the Nilgiris.

    Birds of the Indian Hills Douglas Dewar 1916


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