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Spotted wood owl

Thai: นกเค้าป่าหลังจุด, nok khao paa lang jud

Binomial name: Strix seloputo, Thomas Horsfield, 1821

The spotted wood owl (Strix seloputo) is an owl of the earless owl genus, Strix. Its range is strangely disjunct; it occurs in many regions surrounding Borneo, but not on that island itself.

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Scientific classification

Strix seloputo

Common names

  • Thai: นกเค้าป่าหลังจุด, nok khao paa lang jud


  • Strix seloputo baweana, Harry Church Oberholser, 1917

    Range: Endemic to Bawean Island off North Java

  • Strix seloputo seloputo, Thomas Horsfield, 1821

    Range: South Myanmar and central Thailand to Singapore. Also Jambi (Sumatra) and Java.

  • Strix seloputo wiepkini, Wilhelm August Heinrich Blasius, 1888

    Range: Calamian Islands and Palawan (Philippines)


  • Strix orientalis
  • Strix pagodorum
  • Surnia whiteheadi

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Spotted wood owl, Strix seloputo in Thailand

Range map of Strix seloputo in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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