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Brown Wood Owl Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Strix leptogrammica
Family : Strigidae
Order : Strigiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Deciduous forest
Description : The Brown Wood Owl is a large chocolate-brown bird of prey with a whitish facial disc framed in brown (adult bird length approximately 53 cm, wing 40 cm, bill 4.3 cm, tarsus 5.4 cm, tail 28.2 cm). It looks uniformly chocolate-brown from above and buffish-white from below. Its belly is pale fulvous or buffy-white barred with brown. Its bill is greenish-horny with a bluish base. It feeds on rodents, birds, reptiles and fish. It breeds in January-March. The collared scops owl is primarily active during the night and is frequently found in dense forested areas. It is often detected due to the behavior of small birds mobbing it while it roosts in a tree.
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: Christoph Moning (www.inaturalist.org/people/Christoph Moning ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Ramit Singalmore information, please contact us.