Species Details

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Brown Boobook (Hawk Owl) Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ninox scutulata
Family : Strigidae
Order : Strigiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Brown Hawk-Owl
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Brown Hawk-Owl is a sleek, dark brown, night bird with a long, banded tail (adult bird length approximately 32 cm, wing 11.5 cm, bill 2.2 cm, tarsus 2.5 cm, tail 13 cm). It looks uniformly dark brown from above and streaked rufous-brown from below. It has a white belly with large reddish-brown streaks. It feeds on insects, frogs, lizards, small birds and small mammals like mice and small bats. It breeds in March-June. It thrives in well-wooded areas and forests. It nests by laying three to five eggs within tree holes.
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:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Marc Anderson(www.xeno-canto.org/Marc Anderson), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.