Scientific Name: Otus sunia
Malay Name: Jampuk Kecil Asia
Chinese Name: 红角鸮
Found from northeastern Pakistan to the Indian subcontinent, China, southeastern Siberia, Japan, Korea and Indochina with the northern populations wintering south to the Thai-Malay Peninsula and Sumatra
Polytypic. Subspecies are: japonicus, stictonotus, malayanus, sunia, distans, rufipennis, leggei, modestus, nicobaricus.
Local Subspecies: malayanus
Size: 19 cm
Adult greyish morph resembles Sunda Scops Owl but is smaller and has greyish-brown upperparts and head, bold dark streaks on whitish underparts, yellowish eyes and blackish bill. Adult rufous morph resembles greyish morph but has orange-rufous upperparts and head.
Similar looking species: Sunda Scops Owl
Habitat: Forest, forest edge, secondary growth, wooded areas, parks and gardens.
Behaviour/Ecology: Feeds mainly on insects and spiders.
Local Status: Rare migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Location: Fort Canning, Mount Faber, Central Catchment Forest, Sungei Buloh, Kent Ridge, Pulau Ubin, Seletar Country Club, Bidadari and Dairy Farm Nature Park.
BirdLife International. (2016). Otus sunia. 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.