1682. Otus sunia malayanus

(1682) Otus sunia malayanus (Hay).
THE MALAY SCOPS OWL.
Otus sunia malayanus, Fauna B. I., Birds, 2nd ed. vol. iv, p. 137.
This race is found from Tenasserim and South-West peninsular Siam to Singapore.
The only eggs hitherto recorded are those described by Bingham (‘Nests and Eggs,’ vol. iii, p. 107) under the name of lempiji:—“On the 11th March a Karen, who had been marking down nests for me in the Meplay Valley, took me to a tree on the bank of the chonng, and showed me a hole in a branch of a large pyma-tree (Lager stroemia flos-reginoe) in which he said a small Owl had its nest with three eggs. On his ascending the tree a female of the above species flew out, which I shot. In ten minutes he brought me down three white, round, glossless egga perfectly fresh, which he said were laid on the bare wood in a natural hollow in a branch. The hole was about 3 feet from the base of the branch on the underside, and about 15 to 20 feet above the ground.
“I found a second nest in the hollow of a dead Thingan-tree (Hopea odorata) near the bank of the Meknay stream, a feeder of the Meplay, on the 30th of the same month. The eggs four in number."
Two of the latter four are missing, the remaining five eggs average 31.6 x 27.9 mm.
Two eggs taken by Mackenzie on the 4th March are much larger, measuring 34.0 x 28.0 and 34.2 x 29.0, and are probably unusually large. These eggs were hard-set and were taken from a natural hollow in a tree in forest.

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: 
1682. Otus sunia malayanus
Spp Author: 
Hay
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
1682
Year: 
1934
Page No: 
524
Common name: 
Malay Scops Owl
M_ID: 
6400
M_SN: 
Otus sunia malayanus
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
14851

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