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Photo by jweeyh
Singapore, August 2017
Strix seloputo


45–47 cm (17¾-18½ in)

  • Rusty facial disc
  • Dark brown upperparts
  • Blackish neck and upper back
  • Russet lower back


South-east Asia: found in Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Malay Peninsula, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sundas and Bali


Photo by SeeToh
Pasir Ris Park, Singapore, March 2015


There are three subspecies[1]:


Lowland open forests and forests edges. Woodland and orchards in residential areas.



They hunt frjom a perch, mostly looking for small rodents, small birds such as Eurasian Tree Sparrow and large insects.


They nest in a tree hole around 2-18 m up.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)

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