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Collared Scops-Owl

Otus lettia (Hodgson, 1836)

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Partial list of sound recordings available from xeno-canto, macaulaylibrary.org & avocet.zoology.msu.edu.
Species name Recordist Date Location Remarks Cat.nr.
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia Richard Dunn 2012-11-27 Ban Maka, Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi, Phetchaburi (Thailand) (130 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

115094
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia David Edwards ?-2-2008 Cat Tien, Lam Dong (Vietnam) (370 m) song (A) -   25960
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia Werzik 2018-01-01 Tambon Sai Ma, Amphoe Mueang Nonthaburi, Chang Wat Nonthaburi, Nonthaburi (Thailand) (10 m) call -

Calling from understory.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

398548
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia Balwant Negi 2016-08-23 Aahana Resort Ramnagar, Nainital, Uttarakhand, Nainital (India) (320 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

332259
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia glabripes Jerome Chie-Jen Ko 2021-03-10 Taiwan (near Jiji), Nantou County, Taiwan Province, Nantou (Taiwan) (260 m) call, song -

This record targets an interesting call, which is a more 'meow' -like call between 500-3,500Hz, compared to the usual 'woo!' song between 500-1,500Hz. Given by an individual meowing in the beginning, then joined by another individual giving the usual hoots, both on the same tree. The meowing individual tends to move around a lot, with its sound sometimes at least as far as 50 m away or even can not be heard (also seem to be meowing and flying at the same time due to its movement speed), while the hooting individual stayed quite fixed on the same tree, for more than 5 minutes at least when it hoots. Both individuals not sighted.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

628035
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia lettia Viral joshi 2015-02-22 Maithana Bus Stand (near Chapdyun), Chamoli, Uttarakhand, Chamoli (India) (950 m) call, song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

304565
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia Somkiat Pakapinyo (Chai) 2016-10-04 Tambon Saphli, Amphoe Pathio, Chang Wat Chumphon, Chumphon (Thailand) (10 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

337436
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia glabripes Jerome Chie-Jen Ko 2021-03-10 Taiwan (near Jiji), Nantou County, Taiwan Province, Nantou (Taiwan) (260 m) call, song -

This record's target individuals is the same as XC628035, while besides the meow-like call, the usual song, another type of call, which is like a high-pitched laughing call between 1,500-7,000Hz composed of around 10 continuous notes, is heard from one of the two individuals. Still did not sight either of the birds.

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

628036
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia glabripes Jerome Chie-Jen Ko 2021-05-05 Taiwan (near Jiji), Nantou County, Taiwan Province, Nantou (Taiwan) (240 m) begging call -

Begging call of two fledglings with frequency between 2500-11000Hz. At 01:35 the fainter and faster continuing call is given by one of the individual as it fly or hops from a tree to another. A begging flight call?

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

650821
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia Romuald Mikusek 2020-02-16 Taman Negara NP (near Kuala Tahan), Pahang, Malaysia Pennisular, Pahang (Malaysia) (90 m) song -

in the village near the river

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

613313
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia Peter Ericsson 2014-01-01 on the edge of Khao Yai NP, Nakhon Ratchasima (Thailand) (460 m) call, song -

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

165409
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia Marc Anderson 2014-12-07 Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Amphoe Mae Poen, Chang Wat Nakhon Sawan, Uthai Thani (Thailand) (220 m) call - [sono] 206563
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia David Farrow ?-?-? ?, Myanmar (Myanmar) (? m) calls (A) -   19642
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia lettia Mike Nelson 2012-11-19 Tashigang, Trashigang, Tashigang (Bhutan) (800 m) call -

A close unseen bird that was first heard down the valley. It came in close and began to call about ten minutes after I used some playback. We had actually walked off when it began to call.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:yes

114902
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia lettia Marc Anderson 2017-12-13 Kaeng Krachan National Park, Ban Krang, KM 15-18, Phetchaburi, Phetchaburi (Thailand) (320 m) call, song -

Two descending series of notes followed by typical calls. Gaps shortened between calls.

bird-seen:no

397107
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia Greg Irving 2014-12-20 Doi Chiang Dao, Den Ya Kat substation, Chiang Mai (Thailand) (1500 m) song -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

210574
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia glabripes Jim Holmes 2015-03-30 Dasyueshan road, Heping District, Taichung (pre-2010) (Taiwan) (1500 m) song -

Spontaneously calling

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

234190
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia Mike Nelson 2013-08-31 Clearwater Sanctuary, Ipoh, Kinta, Perak, Perak (Malaysia) (30 m) call -

There are still some range issues to work out here as this is clearly not Sunda Scops Owl but range map for Collared stops up in Thailand, Konig shows the same.

bird-seen:yes

playback-used:no

151299
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops-owl - Otus lettia P. D. Round 11 Apr 2009 Thailand: Hin Khor Kwang, Khao Nor Chuchi, Khlong Thom Disrict, Krabi (7.8, 99.4) , Thailand (Thailand) (100 m) song - quality: good 9369
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Collared Scops-owl - Otus lettia Monirul Khan 18 Oct 2009 Bangladesh: Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka (23.87, 90.27) , Bangladesh (Bangladesh) (20 m) song - quality: good 5939
avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia lettia David Farrow 210209 Tmat Boey, Preah Vihear Province, Preah Vihéar (Cambodia) (? m) Call (B) - 86363
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia Werzik 2018-01-04 Tambon Sai Ma, Amphoe Mueang Nonthaburi, Chang Wat Nonthaburi, Nonthaburi (Thailand) (10 m) call -

Faint call

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

397766
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Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia Arnold Meijer ?-03-2000 Cuc Phuong, Hai Duong (Vietnam) (? m) song (A) -   35649
xeno-canto.org
Collared Scops Owl - Otus lettia Sagar Adhurya 2015-12-18 Bolpur, Birbhum, West Bengal, Birbhum (India) (60 m) call -

bird-seen:no

playback-used:no

295955
xeno-canto.org
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