barred eagle-owl, Malay eagle-owl (Bubo sumatranus)
barred eagle-owl or Malay eagle-owl (Bubo sumatranus) at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Malaysia
English: Barred Eagle Owl (Bubo sumatranus) at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Malaysia.
Date 29 July 2009, 16:57 (UTC)
Author Two_owls_at_Kuala_Lumpur_Bird_Park-8a.jpg: Brandon Lim http://www.flickr.com/people/33818316@N04
The barred eagle-owl (Bubo sumatranus), also called the Malay eagle-owl, is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is a member of the large genus Bubo which is distributed on most of the world's continents. This relatively little-known species is found from the southern Malay Peninsula down a string of several of the larger southeast Asian islands to as far as Borneo. It forms a superspecies with the physically similar but larger spot-bellied eagle-owl (Bubo nipalensis), although the two species appear to be allopatric in distribution. Order: Strigiformes, Family: Strigidae, Genus: Bubo, Species: Bubo sumatranus (Raffles, 1822).