Scientific Name: Bubo sumatranus
Malay Name: Burung-Hantu Bertanduk Belang Melayu
Chinese Name: 马来雕鸮
Found from Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, Java and Borneo.
Polytypic. Subspecies are: sumatranus, strepitans, tenuifasciatus.
Local Subspecies: sumatranus
Size: 45.5-46.5 cm
Adult has brown-and-buff bars on its upperparts, blackish-and-whitish bars on its underparts, dark eyes and very distinctive outward facing ear tufts. Head and body of juvenile whitish with narrower bars.
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, secondary growth and plantation.
Behaviour/Ecology: Diet includes grasshoppers, beetles, rodents, birds and snakes. Had been observed to prey on Long-tailed Macaque.
Local Status: Rare resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
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Past accepted records in our database: (not a complete listing)
BirdLife International. (2016). Bubo sumatranus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22688976A93212537.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.