French: Engoulevent oreillard German: Riesennachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras orejudo
Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Subspecies and Distribution
L. m. bourdilloni
A. O. Hume, 1875 – SW India.
L. m. cerviniceps
Gould, 1838 – Bangladesh and NE India E to extreme S China (Yunnan) and S through SE Asia to N Malaysia.
L. m. jacobsoni
Junge, 1936 – Simeulue I (off NW Sumatra).
L. m. macrotis
(Vigors, 1831) – N & E Philippines (Luzon, Mindoro, Catanduanes, Marinduque, Samar, Leyte, Bohol, Dinagat, Siargao, Mindanao, Basilan).
L. m. macropterus
Bonaparte, 1850 – Talaud Is, Sangihe, N & C Sulawesi, Banggai Is and Sula Is.
31–40 cm; 125–151 g (macrotis). Sexes similar. Shows distinct ‘ears’; upperparts brown speckled and spotted buff, cinnamon and greyish white... read more
Call is a whistled “put, wee-oo” or “put, weeow-oo”, usually given in... read more
Mainly forest: primary forest (often by rivers), secondary forest, edges and clearings, second... read more
Food and feeding
Diet is known to include moths, beetles, bugs and termites. Forages in flight, hunting over forest clearings, neighbouring grasslands and... read more
Poorly known. Breeds Jan–May (mainly Feb–Mar) in S India and Jan–May in Malay Peninsula; in N Sulawesi, nest with egg in... read more
Most populations appear to be sedentary, but race cerviniceps local migrant to parts of NE... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally not uncommon in SW India; resident and locally migratory in NE India but rare in Bangladesh; resident in W Yunnan (S China); common in... read more
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