Scientific Name: Strix leptogrammica
Malay Name: Carik-Kafan Coklat
Chinese Name: 褐林鸮
Found from the Indian subcontinent to China, mainland Southeast Asia and Indonesia.
Polytypic. Subspecies are: ticehursti, caligata, laotiana, newarensis, indranee, ochrogenys, maingayi, myrtha, nyctiphasma, niasensis, chaseni, leptogrammica, vaga, bartelsi.
Local Subspecies: maingayi
Size: 47-53 cm
Distinguished from Spotted Wood Owl by buffy-brown facial disc with dark border around face and eyes, dark-brown mantle, buffy underparts with brownish bars and dark brown breast. Juvenile has mostly whitish-buff body with dark border around eyes.
Similar looking species: Spotted Wood Owl
Habitat: Forest, forest edge or any suitable wooded area.
Behaviour/Ecology: Diet consists of rodents, lizards, large insects and birds.
Local Status: Very rare resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Sighted near Bukit Batok Nature Park in 2010. Successful nesting by a pair with juvenile was observed at Pulau Ubin (within the Outward Bound School compound) in 2011.
BirdLife International. (2016). Strix leptogrammica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.