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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)


Snake posts by Vern Lovic. Amateur herpetologist roaming about Thailand on field herping tours and events to find king cobras, kraits, vipers, corals, keelbacks, and other snakes native to Thailand. FYI - Thailand has over 200 snake species. Here's our latest book with detailed information on Thailand's 35 Deadly Snakes. "Is That Snake In Your House Dangerous? Identify Deadly Thailand Snakes In Under 5 Minutes!" INFO HERE.

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