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Brown Wood Owl
Strix leptogrammica
Brown Wood Owl - Strix leptogrammica
Brown Wood Owl - Strix leptogrammica
As of February 2005.
Description Medium to large owl, with no ear tufts and dark eyes. Light chestnut-brown upper-parts barred with dark brown and some white. Crown dark brown, facial disk whitish or light rufous with dark rings around the eyes. Chest brown becoming paler towards belly with fine dark barring.
Size 34-55cm, 500-700g
Range S India, Sri Lanka, S Myanmar down to Malay Peninsular, Borneo and Sumatra.
Habitat Lowland tropical forest.
Food Small mammals, birds and reptiles.
Breeding January-April, nests in tree cavity. 1-2 eggs incubated for 30 days. Little else is known.
Call Series of 3 or 4 rather short hoots.
Status Not globally threatened although rather uncommon in most of range. Deforestation poses threat.
Comments No additional information.
Races Birds from Himalayas across to Vietnam and China, and birds from Java were formerly included with this species, but have now been separated as 2 distinct species, the whole group representing a species complex. The validity of some of the races listed is questionable.
S.l.leptogrammica C & S Borneo
S.l.myrtha Sumatra
S.l.nyctiphasma Banyak Island
S.l.chaseni Belitung Island
S.l.vaga N Borneo
S.l.niasensis Nias Island, off W Sumatra
S.l.maingayi S Myanmar, S Thailand, Malay Peninsula
S.l.indranee C & S India & Sri Lanka
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