Sunda Scops-Owl

Scientific Name
Otus lempiji
Conservation Status
Not Recognized (NR)

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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. This taxon is considered a subspecies of Otus bakkamoena by some authors, including BirdLife International.
It grows from 20 to 25 cm and can weigh 100 to 170 grams.
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. It mainly consumes insects but will also eat rodents, lizards, and small birds. It is very common throughout most of its habitat.
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.
It's call is a whooping sound every ten to fifteen seconds.