Sunda Scops Owl

Scientific Name: Otus lempiji
Malay Name: Jampuk Melayu
Chinese Name: 巽他领角鸮

Range:
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, Java and Borneo

Taxonomy:
Polytypic. Subspecies are: lempiji, kangeanus, lemurum

Local Subspecies: lempiji

Size: 23 cm

Identification: Adult resembles Oriental Scops Owl but is bigger and has dark eyes, dusky-yellowish bill, brownish vermiculated upperparts and pale sandy-buffish underparts with fine blackish streaks. Juvenile resembles adult but has paler overall plumage.

Similar looking species: Oriental Scops Owl

Habitat: Forest, forest edge, secondary growth, wooded area, mangroves, parks and gardens.

Ecology/Behaviour:

Local Status: Uncommon resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Central Catchment Forest, Lower Pierce Reservoir, Hindhede Park, Bukit Batok Nature Park, Pasir Ris Park, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Jurong Lake Park and any suitable patch of habitat.

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External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Reference:
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia