The tail is Adoptions say; I care about the future of owls! In Java, eggs have been recorded from March to July. Also recorded on Samar Island in the Philippines. You’ll be helping to protect these owls and the habitat they depend on. the crown, giving the frontal shield a triangular aspect. } Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 13, pt. 1821. They hunt from a perch, flying through dense stands of young trees beneath the forest canopy to make a kill. tree holes, rotten tree trunks or stumps, or cavities. It is also known as the Asian Bay Owl. boxes. Eyes are dark brown or brownish-black, and relatively large. It has several subspecies. chestnut edges. foliaged groves between farmland and rice fields in cultivated areas or in fruit-tree plantations near forest edge. { Oriental Bay Owls are small to medium sized owls that measure from 9 up to 13 inches (23 - 33 cm) in length; and weigh between 9 - 11 oz (255 - 308 g). It is completely nocturnal, and can be found throughout Southeast Asia. Dark eyes are emphasized by the general paleness of the face and the vertical dark ridges above them which form into small rounded tufts. The outer two primary wing feathers (10th & 9th) have white on the outer webs, and are banded with black or can last 2-8 seconds, and starts loud, with the later notes rising slightly in pitch. Incubation and fledging periods are unknown. Breeding: Breeding season is March to May around Nepal and Sikkim. Highest elevation recorded is 2300m. } The head is broad and the ears are slightly tufted. Has been recorded nesting in leaf layers of palms in Java. destruction has forced this owl to move from hill and middle zones to montane forest. The throat is creamy-vinaceous. Do you want entertaining owl stuff directly to your inbox? The Oriental Bay Owl is also known as an Asia bay owl, is a smallish owl that is found all over, as its name implies, in Asia, mostly located in South-East Asia and Indonesia. Distribution: Nepal, Sikkim, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Burma and Thailand, east to south China, south through the Malay Peninsula Owl Research Institute‘s Adopt-an-Owl program ensures that your charitable gift goes right where you want it – to research and conservation efforts around the species of your choice. Underparts are vivid pale yellowish-brown, speckled with blackish-brown and buff. The Oriental Bay Owl is a relatively small unusual looking owl with short rounded wings. See also: Other owls from Asia, Join now! Tarsi are feathered to the toe joint with pinkish-vinaceous feathers that become paler near the toe joint. Also occurs in densely 3-5 white eggs are laid, measuring 38.0-40.6 x 30.2-31.1mm, at about 2 day intervals. These phrases are often repeated many times, sometimes in a They also tend to hunt near water. Dark chestnut above and pale creamy gray below with light spotting on the sides. This is made possible by their relatively short and rounded wings. forms: { with black and buff shaft-streaks, with the feather bases being bright buff, and each mantle feather having 2-3 black spots on the shaft. 1, Spec. window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { They have striking angular facial disks with dark V-shaped facial markings running down the center of the face between the eyes. This owl is The validity of this taxon is uncertain; it is usually synonymized with the nominate subspecies (for reasons of biogeography) or the subspecies saturatus (from external appearance); it might be a distinct species, however. 2020. listeners: [], not alert when roosting and is easily approached. These birds prey upon small rodents, bats, birds, snakes, frogs, lizards, and large arthropods such as beetles, grasshoppers, and spiders.[2]. Original Description: Horsfield, Thomas. Description: The facial disc is elongated and coloured whitish-vinaceous, with a broad vertical chestnut-brown zone through each eye. The oriental bay owl (Phodilus badius) is a type of bay owl, usually classified with barn owls. descending sequence. breeding season, particularly after midnight. window.mc4wp.listeners.push( Last updated 2020-10-02. International Ornithological Congress. })(); We are a small parliament of owl lovers who are guided by our joy and fascination as we continue adding to the nest that we call My Inner Owl. The eyelids are whitish. Wing length 172-237mm. The call Typically stands quite upright, giving it a heavy-headed appearance. The feathers of the rim are tipped blackish and chestnut-brown. Has also been reported using nest to the Greater Sundas. Size: Length 22.5-29cm. The mantle and back, to the uppertail-coverts, is a paler chestnut, spotted Tail length 168-239mm. Hunting & Food: The Oriental Bay Owl feeds on small rodents (such as rats and mice), bats, birds, lizards, frogs, and large The bill kleek-kleek-kleek as the bird moves from place to place. } event : evt, A population of this species has apparently become extinct on Samar Island in the Philippines during the 20th century. 2, p. 139. female alone while the male brings in food. } with the claws being paler. Genus: Phodilus. Nests are in insects such as beetles and grasshoppers. It has a heart-shaped face with earlike extensions. ", Handbook of the Birds of the World: Barn Owls to Hummingbirds, Owls of the World: Their Lives, Behavior and Survival, Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition). It has a heart-shaped face with earlike extensions. Weight 255-308g. Page by Deane Lewis. chestnut with a few narrow dark bars. Toes are yellowish-brown or pinkish-buff, callback: cb The 8th & 7th primaries also have white on the outer webs near the tips. is creamy-yellow or pinkish-horn. The oriental bay owl (Phodilus badius) is a type of bay owl, usually classified with barn owls.It is completely nocturnal, and can be found throughout Southeast Asia.It has several subspecies. branch sheltered by palm leaves or beneath a thick horizontal bend of rattan, usually no more than about 2 metres above the forest floor. The Congo bay owl (Phodilus prigoginei) was formerly classified as a subspecies of Oriental bay owl due to insufficient knowledge, but it has turned out that it might not even belong to the same genus. These owls can be very vocal during the Habits: The Oriental Bay Owl is a nocturnal bird, roosting during the day in holes and hollows in tree trunks, or perched on a Tends to start calling in the early evening. This owl is not alert when roosting and is easily approached. Voice: A typical song is a series of 4-7 or more loud, melancholic fluted whistles, given at about 2 notes per second. Small owl with a distinctive, highly angular head. These whistles sometimes alternate with a series of different and shorter whistles, kleet-kleet-kleet or It was described as Phodilus badius riverae and was only ever known from a single specimen, which was lost in a bombing raid in 1945. (function() { In Java, the preferred habitat is foothills from 200-1000m elevation and sub-montane forest from 1000-1500m, but forest Habitat: Dense evergreen primary and secondary forest, particularly foothills, sub-montane forest and montane forest up to 1800m on: function(evt, cb) { in continental southeast Asia. Incubation starts with the first egg, and is done by the Habits: The Oriental Bay Owl is a nocturnal bird, roosting during the day in holes and hollows in tree trunks, or perched on a branch sheltered by palm leaves or beneath a thick horizontal bend of rattan, usually no more than about 2 metres above the forest floor. ); Females are slightly larger than males. The crown and nape are chestnut, speckled with black and buff shaft-spots. The forehead is V-shaped and pale brownish-grey, with the upper part of the 'V' reaching The Sri Lanka bay owl was also considered a subspecies.