Brown Wood Owl

The Brown Wood Owl (Strix leptogrammica) is an owl which is a resident breeder in south Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to western Indonesia and south China. It is a scarce resident of dense forests. It is a member of the typical owl family, Strigidae.

The Brown Wood Owl is a medium large owl at 17.5 to 22.5 inches high. The upper parts are uniformly dark brown with faint white spotting on the shoulders. The under parts are beige with brown streaking. The facial disc brown or brownish-red, edged with white, and the eyes are dark brown. The neckband is white. Sexes are similar.

This bird feeds mainly on small mammals, birds and reptiles. It nests in a hole in a tree or on a forked trunk, laying two eggs.