Brown Wood-owl - Strix leptogrammica


This owl is only active at night. Shy by nature, it tries to hide. If this attempt fails, it may dodge in and out of the branches. Because of its very secretive nature, it is difficult to establish a population inventory for it. It nests in rock cavities or in trees. These are very mimetic birds which live in dark tropical forests. Very unobtrusive, it is often remains motionless to blend in with the trees.


CLASS : Aves
ORDER : Strigiformes
FAMILY : Strigidae
WINGSPAN : 1.2 m
WEIGHT : 500-1100 g
CLUTCH SIZE : 2 eggs
INCUBATION : 30 days
DIET : small mammals (rodents), birds, fish and reptiles
NATURAL HABITAT : large, dense tropical forests
RANGE : India, South-East Asia and Indonesia

Conservation status

Conservation status info

Rocher des Aigles

LC : Least Concern
The population is decreasing, probably due to loss of habitat.