Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

August 20, 2020

Taiping Birds August 20

Filed under: Birds — admin @ 1:46 pm

Taman Tasik Taiping

I went late this afternoon specifically to find the owl that a lady had said she had seen. I waited in the spot I thought it was but nothing came. Then, just on sunset, I heard the owls about fifty meters towards the lake. It was so dark, but I luckily managed to get some shots. Whew!

Spotted Wood-Owl
Spotted Wood-Owl ( Strix seloputo )

“The Spotted Wood-owl is a large owl with an orange face and big inky-black eyes. Adult is brown with extensive thin barring on the underparts. Juvenile is whitish, with barring all over the body. Spotted Wood-Owl prefers open forests, and can sometimes be seen on fairly conspicuous perches, even when roosting. Hoots loudly and sonorously, with pairs frequently duetting.” (

Spotted Wood-Owl
Spotted Wood-Owl ( Strix seloputo )

Seen before at Pasir Ris, Singapore, February 2020.

Brahminy Kite
Brahminy Kite ( Halistur indus )

Common Flameback
Common Flameback ( Dinopium javanense )

Taman Tasik Taiping bird list

Spotted Wood-Owl ( Strix seloputo )
Brahminy Kite ( Halistur indus )
Intermediate Egret
Grey Heron
Purple Heron
Common Flameback ( Dinopium javanense )
Long-tailed Parakeet ( Psittacula longicauda )
Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)


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