Brown Wood Owls

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Brown Wood OwlThe Brown Wood Owl (Strix leptogrammica) occurs naturally in south Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to western Indonesia and south China, where they are mostly found in dense forests.


The Brown Wood Owl is a medium large (45-57cm) owl. The upperparts are uniformly dark brown, with faint white spotting on the shoulders. The underparts are buff with brown streaking.

The facial disc is brown or rufous, edged with white and without concentric barring. It has a white neckband.

Their eyes (irises) are dark brown.

Males and females look alike.


Owl Eyes / Vision Adaptations



The Brown Wood Owl nests in a hole in a tree or on a forked trunk. The average clutch consists of two eggs.

Diet / Feeding

It feeds mainly on small mammals birds and reptiles.

Calls / Vocalizations

Its call is described as a a hoohoohoohoohoohoo or a loud scream.


Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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