Species Details

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Mountain Scops Owl Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Otus spilocephalus
Family : Strigidae
Order : Strigiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Spotted Scops Owl
Habitat : Evergreen forest
Description : The Mountain Scops Owl is a small rusty-brown bird of prey with golden-yellow eyes (adult bird length approximately 20 cm, wing 14.5 cm, bill 1.8 cm, tarsus 3.2 cm, tail 8.5 cm). It has small ear-tufts, and a pale face, the crown feathers are black spotted. It feeds on beetles, cicadas, mantises, small rodents, birds and lizards.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: Soham Dixit (www.inaturalist.org/people/Soham Dixit ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Okamoto Keita Sinmore information, please contact us.