Scientific Name: Otus lempiji
Malay Name: Jampuk Biasa
Chinese Name: 巽他领角鸮
Found from the Thai-Malay Peninsula to Sumatra, Java and Borneo
Polytypic. Subspecies are: lempiji, kangeanus, lemurum.
Local Subspecies: lempiji
Size: 23 cm
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.
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.
BirdLife International. (2016). Otus lempiji. 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.