Sunda Scops Owl

Scientific Name: Otus lempiji
Malay Name: Jampuk Biasa
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.

Behaviour/Ecology:

Local Status: Uncommon resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

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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References:
BirdLife International. (2016). Otus lempiji. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T61859106A95182654.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.