Genus HUHUA

This genus is distinguished from Bubo by the important character of the young having a perfectly distinct plumage, an exceptional case amongst Owls. The birds moult from the immature into the adult garb. The present type is further distinguished by having the irides dark brown instead of yellow, and by the wing being more rounded, the 4th and 5th quills being longest. The inner claw is very large.

Only two species are known; both occur within our limits.

Key to the Species.

a. Back and scapulars unbarred, more or less edged and mottled with buff: wing 15-19 ………………………H. nepalensis, p. 287.

b. Back and scapulars with wavy rufous cross-bars : wing about 13.5 ………………………H. orientalis, p. 289.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
Genus HUHUA
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
287
M_ID: 
6535
M_SN: 
Bubo
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1642

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