Birdwatcher captures brown fish owls on camera in Shenzhen
Our contributing birdwatcher Fang Qiaoran photographed two brown fish owls on a mountain in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, on Tuesday.
The large raptors are mostly nocturnal, but they also forage in the afternoon for fish near rivers and lakes. They usually choose a spot on a tree overlooking the water, and wait until they spots some prey, upon which they flap their wings quickly through the surface of the water and capture the prey with its claws.
According to Fang, the bird in the first five pictures is an adult, and the other a fledgling. She suspects the latter to be the former's child, as they both share a black spot on the right side of their beak.
(All images by Fang Qiaoran)
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