Thailand Herping Trip Turns Up an Oriental Bay Owl

Awesome Oriental bay Owl, Phodilus badius, we found on a herping trip in Krabi recently. This owl let us get to within 2-3 meters to shoot photos, and didn’t move at all – hence the amazing photo below…

Thailand Bay Owl perched in a tree at night in a tree in Krabi Province, Thailand.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Tytonidae
Genus: Phodilus
Species: P. badius
Binomial name – Phodilus badius (Horsfield, 1821)