Sunda Scops Owl (Otus lempiji)

Sunda Scops Owl

[order] STRIGIFORMES | [family] Strigidae | [latin] Otus lempiji | [authority] Horsfield, 1821 | [UK] Sunda Scops Owl | [FR] Petit duc a collier | [DE] Halsbandeule | [ES] Autillo de la Sonda | [NL] Gekraagde dwergooruil

Subspecies

Monotypic species

Genus

Members of the genus Otus are the Scops and Screech owls. They are relatively small owls, with short, rounded wings. Most have erectile ear-tufts. Otus is a worldwide genus, containing some 45 species.

Physical charateristics

The Sunda Scops Owl (Otus lempiji) is a small brown owl that is speckled with black on the upper parts and streaked with black on the lower parts. It has a light collar and dark eyes

Listen to the sound of Sunda Scops Owl

[audio:http://www.planetofbirds.com/MASTER/STRIGIFORMES/Strigidae/sounds/Sunda Scops Owl.mp3]

Copyright remark: Most sounds derived from xeno-canto


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size min.: 20 cm size max.: 22 cm
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      eggs max.: 3  

Range

Oriental Region : South Thailand, Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo, Java

Habitat

It lives on the Malay Peninsula and some neighboring islands. It is mostly found in forests and gardens but will occasionally be attracted to buildings.

Reproduction

The Sundra Scops owl lines its nest with plant fiber. It will lay up to 3 eggs in a tree hollow from January to April.

Feeding habits

It mainly consumes insects but will also eat rodents, lizards, and small birds.

Video Sunda Scops Owl

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCWeo2myMwg

copyright: Josep del Hoyo


Conservation

Not globally threatened, and very common in some areas.
One of the few species of owl which is actually benefiting from the activities of humans, becaue of its tendency to build nests in vacated buildings
Sunda Scops Owl status Least Concern

Migration

Resident

Distribution map

Sunda Scops Owl distribution range map

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