(Last Updated on : 31/10/2015)
Brown Wood Owl is an Indian Bird
and it bears a scientific name Strix leptogrammica
Breeding of Brown Wood Owl
Brown Wood Owl is an owl which is a resident breeder in south Asia from India and Sri Lanka, East to Western Indonesia and South China. Brown Wood Owls occur from the Himalayan foothills of Jammu and Kashmir
east to Taiwan have a soft low to-hooh not unlike a rock dove cooing, Javan Wood-Owl from Java, the south easternmost taxon, has a loud, forceful, single HOOH! with long pauses between calls.
Category of Brown Wood Owl
Brown Wood Owl is a part of the family of owls known as typical owls, which contains most species of owl. It belongs to the earless owl genus Strix.
Size of Brown Wood Owl
Brown Wood Owl is medium large, with upperparts uniformly dark brown, with faint white spotting on the shoulders. The under parts are buff with brown streaking. The facial disc is brown or rufous, edged with white and without concentric barring, and the eyes are dark brown. There is a white neckband. The sexes are similar.
Call of Brown Wood Owl
The call of Brown Wood Owl is a (hoo) hoo hoo hoo or a deep goke-goke-ga-LOOO or a loud scream. The alarm call is a bark, wow-wow. Some subspecies are known to produce distinct vocalizations; they are also different in appearance and parapatric, and might be distinct species.
Behaviour of Brown Wood Owl
Brown Wood Owl is an uncommon resident bird of dense forests. This species is very nocturnal in nature, but it can often be located by the small birds that mob it while it is roosting in a tree. It feeds mainly on small mammals birds and reptiles. It nests in a hole in a tree or on a forked trunk, laying two eggs.