Sunda Scops Owl

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.


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

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.