Indonesia


Malay Eagle Owl - Ear Tufts and Brown Eyes

barred eagle owl tufts

 

The eagle owls are the largest of owls but within that group the barred eagle owl or the the Malay eagle owl is on the smaller side. It does have prominent ear tufts and large powerful talons, trademarks of the eagle owls. If fact, the Malay eagle owl's large, sideways pointing ear tufts and dark brown eyes are its most recognizable features. It also has barred coloration and a light-colored breast and undersides.

 

 

Sunda Scops Owl - Brown-Eyed, Screeching, Populous Oriental Owl

sunda scops up close

 

The sunda scops owl (latin name otus lempiji) is a small to medium-sized member of the owl family which is sandy brown in color, speckled with black and gray patches and spots. It’s streaked underneath and has a pale collar and generally quite dark brown eyes. There are six sub species of this bird found across the Malay Peninsula.

 

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