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Brown Wood Owl
Includes Bartels's Wood-Owl; Himalayan Wood-Owl
39â€“55 cm (15Â¼-21Â½ in)
Asia: found in China, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Taiwan
There are 14 subspecies:
Dense lowland primary rainforest (broad-leaved and evergreen) and forest edges, up to 2,590m. Avoids human habitated areas.
The diet includes small mammals, especially rodents; also reptiles, grasshoppers and birds. A bird in Java is known to have eaten a bat.
They nest in a tree cavity. The clutch consists of 2 eggs.
They make a very low purring sound. Call is 3-4 short hoots.
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