Strix leptogrammica maingayi

(Hume, 1878)

Vernacular names
English : Brown wood-owl
French : Chouette leptogramme

Classification
Class : Aves
Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Notes : 13 other subspecies known

Identification
Dark brown head and wings with white spots on flight feathers. Belly finely striped brown and white. Facial disk dark rufous for this subspecies, and edged with black.

Range and habitat
Subspecies occurs from south Myanmar and south Thailand to Malaysia. Found in dense and undisturbed forests, from sea level to 4000 m locally.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species is widespread but globally uncommon. Deforestation is a threat for its survival, especially on Java where it is now rare.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Observation
Wild (Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur area), Kuala Lumpur Bird Park (Malaysia)

 

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