French: Petit-duc à front blanc German: Weißstirn-Zwergohreule Spanish: Autillo frentiblanco
Malacca, Peninsular Malaysia.
Relationships unclear. Monotypic.
25–28 cm; c. 109–139 g (sexes not given). Along with O. gurneyi and O. megalotis, the largest of the scops-owls. Forehead, eyebrows,... read more
Song is a long, low-pitched hollow tremolo, gradually increasing in amplitude and ending quite... read more
Primary tropical forest, especially lowland evergreen forest in Thailand and Malaysia; also tall... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Stomach contents comprised of insects, mostly moths.
Said to lay Feb–Mar in Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia. Nest in tree hole; clutch size 3–4 eggs; egg size c. 34·2... read more
Resident in Thailand and, presumably sedentary elsewhere as well.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Described as rare or very rare and declining throughout its range, but very poorly known; may prove locally more common in Malaysia, e.g. at Pasoh... read more
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