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Birds of Prey Photographed in Forest/Woodland near Water Habitat

Hawks, eagles and relatives are part of the Accipitridae family, Accipitriformes order while the owls belong to the Strigidae family, Strigiformes order. I photographed all the birds of images in Singapore.

Hawks, Eagles and relatives (Accipitridae)

The black baza (Aviceda leuphotes) is a winter visitor to Singapore; it is a small kite that I photographed in Pasir Ris Nature Park at the edge of tropical woodland where it was feeding on insects.

Brahminy kites (Haliastur indus) are large birds (up to 52cm) that are resident in Singapore, I photographed them at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve where they fish in the Johor Straight. I've also observed them at Dairy Farm Nature Park.

Grey-headed fish eagles (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) are large (up to 75cm), a IUCN Near Threatened locally common species that are resident in Singapore. I photographed one individual at Dairy Farm Nature Park, where it was perched ready to fish in the lake.

White-bellied sea-eagles (Haliaeetus leucogaster) are large (up to 75cm) that are resident in Singapore, I photographed them at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and Dairy Farm Nature Park where they hunt. These birds seem to have a hard time, I've observed them being harassed buy crows, grey-headed fish eagles and brahminy kites.

The following sequence of images was photographed at Dairy Farm Nature Park and shows an adult grey-headed fish eagle appearing to attack an immature white-bellied sea-eagle. The white-bellied flies faster to get away, then gains height and gets behind the grey-headed, finally swooping down to attack the grey-headed which then flies off.

Featured Images of Birds of Prey

Accipitriformes order

Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles and relatives) family

Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) [NT]

White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) {ad, imm, juv}

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)

Black Baza (Aviceda leuphotes)

Owls

The Buffy Fish-owl (Ketupa ketupu) is a resident in Singapore; it is the smallest fish-owl (up to 44cm) that I photographed in Pasir Ris Nature Park at the edge of tropical woodland near the mangrove swamp.

Brown Hawk-owl (Ninox scutulata) or Brown Boobook is a winter visitor to Singapore; it is a small owl up to 33cm that I photographed Bukit Timah Nature Reserve at the edge of tropical forest where it was roasting after hunting insects during the nocturnal hours.

Featured Images of Birds of Prey (Owls)

Strigiformes order

Strigidae (Owls) family

Buffy Fish-owl (Ketupa ketupu)

Brown Hawk-owl (Ninox scutulata) or Brown Boobook

Abbreviations

ad: Adult

imm: immature

juv: juvenile

IUCN: International Union for Conservation of Nature

NT: Near Threatened

Adult White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore, 2016 Immature White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Dairy Farm Nature Park, Singapore, 2016 Juvenile White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) harassed by a crow, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore, 2016 Black Baza (Aviceda leuphotes), Pasir Ris Park, Singapore, 2016 Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) fishing, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore, 2016 Immature White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), fishing at Dairy Farm Nature Park, Singapore, 2016 Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) flying at Dairy Farm Nature Park, Singapore, 2016 Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) fishing, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore, 2016 Adult Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) attacking an Immature White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Dairy Farm Nature Park, Singapore, 2016 Immature White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) fleeing Adult Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus), Dairy Farm Nature Park, Singapore, 2016 Immature White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) attacking Adult Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) from above, Dairy Farm Nature Park, Singapore, 2016 Adult Grey-headed Fish Eagle (Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus) flees from Immature White-bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), Dairy Farm Nature Park, Singapore, 2016 Buffy Fish-owl (Ketupa ketupu), Pasir Ris Park, Singapore, 2016 Brown Hawk-owl (Ninox scutulata), Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore, 2016