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Genus: Ketupa


This genus contains large owls of which many can raise feather tufts commonly called "horns". The members often carry the common name of Eagle-Owl while others have names like Fish-Owl.


Ketupa is a genus in the family Strigidae.

Bubo vs. Ketupa

The genus Ketupa as traditionally defined is embedded within the traditional genus Bubo, while genus Scotopelia may be embedded within the Ketupa group of species, or perhaps is sister to this clade. One solution is to move all species to Bubo, which was done by some checklists in the past. Another solution is to move some species from Bubo to Ketupa, which is the solution currently favored by both the IOC and Clements checklists, and here also implemented in The Opus. The current composition of Ketupa can be seen in the genus page Ketupa.

Genus Ketupa viewedit
K. poensis Fraser's Eagle-Owl
K. leucostictus Akun Eagle-Owl
K. lacteus Verreaux's Eagle-Owl
K. shelleyi Shelley's Eagle-Owl
K. blakistoni Blakiston's Fish Owl
K. ketupu Buffy Fish Owl
K. zeylonensis Brown Fish Owl
K. flavipes Tawny Fish Owl
K. coromandus Dusky Eagle-Owl
K. nipalensis Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl
K. sumatranus Barred Eagle-Owl
K. philippensis Philippine Eagle-Owl


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.1)_red. Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/

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