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Otus thilohoffmanni
Photo by Tanager
Location: Sinharaja reserve, Sri Lanka

Identification

Discovered in 2001.

16.5cm. Short-tail, reddish-brown, yellow to orange eye, but more orange in males. No ear-tufts, weakly defined facial disc, and only the very top parts of the lower leg are feathered.

Distribution

Sri Lanka.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Rainforests.

Behaviour

Nocturnal. During the first two hours of darkness the owl hunts in the undergrowth for beetles and moths.

It roosts close to the ground where it is camouflaged.

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