Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Oriental Scops Owl Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Otus sunia
Family : Strigidae
Order : Strigiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Scops Owl, Little Scops Owl
Habitat : All kind of forests
Description : The Oriental Scops Owl is a small light-grey bird with prominent ear-tufts (adult bird length approximately 19 cm, weight 80 g, wing 14.5 cm, bill 1.7 cm, tarsus 2.5 cm, tail 6.5 cm). It looks light brown or grey from above and paler on the belly. It feeds on moths, beetles, crickets and other insects, small birds, mice and lizards. It breeds in March-August. It is found in dry deciduous forests. The owl nests in holes in trees during February–April.
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:Peter Boesman(www.xeno-canto.org/Peter Boesman), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.