1675. Otus sagittatus

(1675) Otus sagittatus (Cassin).
THE LARGE MALAY SCOPS OWL.
Otus sagittatus, Fauna B, I., Birds, 2nd ed, vol. iv, p, 430.
The Large Malay Scops Owl is found in Tenasserim, the Malay States and in South-West and peninsular Siam.
According to Davison this Owl is confined to forest-country in and near the foot-hills of the various ranges, but Herbert found it comparatively common in the fruit-gardens and open, but well¬-wooded, country round both Samkok and Bangkok.
In the Malay States Kellow took several clutches of its eggs, and these also were laid in holes in trees in well-wooded but not forest areas.
All the nests recorded by Kellow or Herbert have been in natural hollows of trees at heights between 10 and 20 feet from the ground, and they are, like the eggs of other Scops Owls, deposited on the bare wood without a lining of any bind.
So far as we know the breeding season is in February and March, and of five clutches and a single egg recorded the earliest date is 2. 2. 10 and the latest 29. 3. 10, both taken by Kellow.
Of the five clutches one was a four, the rest all of three eggs.
Seventeen eggs average 34.2 x 28.5 mm. : maxima 37.6 x 29. and 34.5 x 29.2 mm. ; minima 32.2 x 27.7 mm.

BookTitle: 
The Nidification Of Birds Of The Indian Empire
Reference: 
Baker, Edward Charles Stuart. The nidification of birds of the Indian Empire. Vol. 3. 1934.
Title in Book: 
1675. Otus sagittatus
Spp Author: 
Cassin
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1675
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
521
Common name: 
Large Malay Scops Owl
M_ID: 
6326
M_CN: 
White-fronted Scops Owl
M_SN: 
Otus sagittatus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14844

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