Syrnium indranee

Syrnium indranee, Sykes.

63. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. I, p. 121; Butler, Deccan ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 375; Bulaca indranee, Sykes; Hume's Scrap Book, p. 347.


Length, 19 to 21; wing, 13 to 14 ; tail, 8 to 9 ; tarsus, 24. Toes feathered for three-quarters of their Length, and with strong scutae beyond; the inner claw is the largest, the outer one about equal to the hind-claw; the wings reach nearly to the end of the tail.

Above, hair-brown, darkest on the head and neck, the greater-coverts, scapulars, and tertiaries banded with white, the outer scapulars being almost white with brown bars; rump and upper tail-coverts also faintly barred with fulvous ; quills brown, barred with pale fulvous on both webs and with narrow whitish bars and a white tip; disc, black round the eye, with a pale whitish upper edge or supercilium, rufous externally; ruff brown with some white markings ; throat below the ruff white ; body beneath pale rufous-white, narrowly and closely barred with brown; quills and tail beneath dusky-brown, with white bars; bill pale greenish; irides deep brown ; claws horny-reddish.

The Brown Wood Owl appears to be very uncommon, and is confined to the Western Ghats and forests in the vicinity. It has been procured at Ratnagiri and at Mahableshwar. Nothing appears to be known in regard to .its nidification; in fact, Mr. Hume and others seem somewhat to doubt the distinctness of this and S. newarense, but as Jerdon points out the present is a considerably smaller bird.

Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
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Syrnium indranee
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Barnes, H. Edwin
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Brown Wood Owl
Strix leptogrammica indranee

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