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Otus thilohoffmanni
Photo by Rob Hutchinson
Location: Kitugala ,Sri Lanka


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.


Sri Lanka.





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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