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L. 48 - 56 cm
Scopus umbretta has two subspecies:
Rivers and streams, dams, wetlands or even small rainwater puddles.
Diet includes frogs, fish or aquatic invertebrates.
They build a huge nest made of sticks, reeds, weeds and debris, and it is placed in the stout fork of a large tree, on a cliff ledge, on large rock or even on the ground. It has an entrance on the underside.
Loud, high pitched yelping sound: yip-purrr....yik-yik-yik-yik-purrrr, purr-yik-yik, sometimes in chorus.
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