699. Bubo blakistoni

699. JAPANESE EAGLE-OWL.
BUBO BLAKISTONI.
Bubo blakistoni, Seebohm, F.Z.S. 1883, p. 466 ; id. Ibis, 1884, p. 42, pl. vi. ; (Tacz.) F. O. Sib. O. p. 147.
Shima-fukuro, Jap.
ad. (Japan). General colour of the upper parts brown, marbled with buff, which takes the form of transverse bars on the wings and tail ; no black blotches as in B. ignavus, but all the small feathers with dark brown shaft-streaks, under parts similar, but the shaft-streaks narrower. Chin and upper throat white, with very narrow shaft-streaks. Ear-tufts well developed. Tarsus feathered, but toes entirely bare. Culmen 2.8, wing 21.0, tail 11.5, tarsus 3.8 inch.
Hab. Japan, the Sidemi river in S.E. Siberia, and Lake Khanka.
Is readily distinguishable from B. ignavus in having the tarsus only feathered and the toes bare, and appears to be the only species of this genus found in Japan. Respecting its habits and nidification nothing appears to be on record.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
699. Bubo blakistoni
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
699
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
491
Common name: 
Japanese Eagle Owl
M_ID: 
6598
M_CN: 
Blakiston's Fish Owl
M_SN: 
Bubo blakistoni
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10424

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