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Sunda Scops Owl ~ Otus lempiji


The Sunda Scops Owl is a small owl with prominent ear-tufts.

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Distribution: Southeast Asian mainland and neighbouring islands to Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, Borneo, Java and Bali.

Range of Sunda Scops Owl (Otus lempiji)
Range of the Sunda Scops Owl Otus lempiji

Status: Very common.

Original Description: Horsfield, Thomas. 1821. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 13, pt. 1, spec. 6, p. 140.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.
Otus lempiji at Xeno-canto.

See also: Other owls from Asia, Genus: Otus.

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