Spotted Wood Owl

The Spotted Wood-owl is an owl of the earless owl genus, Strix. Its range is strangely disjunct; it occurs in many regions surrounding Borneo, but not on that island itself.

Picture of the Spotted Wood Owl has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source: frank wouters from antwerpen, belgium , België , Belgique
Author: frank wouters from antwerpen, belgium , België , Belgique

The Spotted Wood Owl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

which the Spotted Wood Owl is one, are by and large nocturnal. Mark et al. (1999) further state that owls indulge in the range of comfort activities observed in other groups of birds. Preening, scratching, dusting, stretching and even bathing can take place during the night, although it has been reported that bathing also occurs during the day. As for sunning, this can only take place in the day. Richard’s observation of the Spotted Wood Owl sunning at noon is a valuable record. More

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“Is it a Spotted Wood Owl and is it a common garden resident? The bird is reported to be forest edge dwellers and this is the first time I’ve seen one here. I am also surprised it chose to sit in such an exposed tree. More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Strix
Species : seloputo
Authority : Horsfield, 1871
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