Spotted Wood Owl (Strix seloputo) is a medium-sized owl belonging to the family Strigidae. It can grow up to 48 cm tall and weigh more than 1 kg. Often, the females of spotted wood owl are larger than the males. This species does not have ear-tuff and its facial disc is orange-buff. It has dark brown eyes and greyish to greenish-black bill. Overall, the upperparts are rufous and chocolate brown with black-edged white spots, while the underparts are buff with barred black and white, in which the white bands are broader. This species is nocturnal and feeds mainly on rats and mice, small birds and large insects. The population occurs in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore. The current population trend of this species appears to be stable, so it is listed as Least Concern in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN, 2016). [Source: MyBIS]
Name: Spotted wood owl
Scientific: Strix seloputo
Malay: Burung Hantu Berbintik / Hantu Carek Kafan / Hantu Carek-kafan / Hantu Carik Kafan
IUCN Red List (v3.1, 2016): Least Concern
Gear: SONY a1 + SEL200600G.
Location: Taiping, Perak
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