Species Details

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Collared Scops Owl Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Otus lettia
Family : Strigidae
Order : Strigiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind forests, Villages
Description : The Collared Scops Owl is the biggest scops-owl found in Bangladesh (adult bird length approximately 24 cm, weight 170 g, wing 17 cm, bill 2.5 cm, tail 8.2 cm). It looks grey-brown or rufous-brown from above and buff from below. It has prominent pale ear-tufts and a pale face surrounded by a black line. It feeds on beetles, grasshoppers and other insects, lizards, mice and small birds. The collared scops owl is a frequently encountered breeding bird in forests and other habitats with ample tree cover. It chooses tree hollows as nesting sites and typically lays a clutch of 3 to 5 eggs.
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;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Tshering Dema(www.xeno-canto.org/Tshering Dema), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.