Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Indian Scops-owl Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Otus bakkamoena
Family : Strigidae
Order : Strigiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : All kind forests, Villages
Description : Indian Scops Owl is larger in size, has prominent collar edged with dark brown. Its underparts finely streaked, buffish scapular spots. It is very similar to Collared Scops Owl and only voice call (frog like “whuk”) is different. The Indian scops owl is primarily active during the night, exhibiting nocturnal behavior. Its natural camouflage makes it challenging to spot during the daytime, although it may attract attention from small birds that mob it while it is roosting in a tree. Its diet primarily consists of insects, which serve as its main source of food.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Grimmett et al, 2011, Birds of the Indian Subcontinent, Oxford University Press, India, 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;more information, please contact us.