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
Identification: 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.
Ecology/Behaviour: Diet consists of rodents, lizards, large insects and birds.
Local Status: Very rare resident
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
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.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia