The sunda scops owl (latin name otus lempiji) is a small to medium-sized member of the owl family which is sandy brown in color, speckled with black and gray patches and spots.

It’s found in plantation and garden areas. Interestingly, it’s one of the few owls which are actually benefiting from the growth of the human population and is a very common owl, not experiencing any degree of endangerment. In the past few years, they have been found building their nests in buildings as well as trees, so it seems they are evolving to live in the modern built up world with no troubles.

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