Species of Thailand

Spotted wood owl

Strix seloputo, Thomas Horsfield, 1821

(In Thai: นกเค้าป่าหลังจุด)

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

The three subspecies are:

  • Strix seloputo seloputo - South Myanmar and central Thailand to Singapore. Also Jambi (Sumatra) and Java.
  • Strix seloputo baweana - Endemic to Bawean Island off North Java
  • Strix seloputo wiepkini - Calamian Islands and Palawan (Philippines)

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Category / Seasonal Status

BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years

BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Strigiformes
Family
Strigidae
Genus
Strix
Species
Strix seloputo

Common names

  • Thai: นกเค้าป่าหลังจุด

Subspecies

  • 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)

Synonyms

  • Surnia whiteheadi
  • Strix pagodorum
  • Strix orientalis

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (ONEP)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (BCST)

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Spotted wood owl
Spotted wood owl

Range Map

Distribution map of Spotted wood owl, Strix seloputo in Thailand
  • Ao Phang-Nga National Park
  • Khao Luang National Park
  • Khao Phra - Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Khura Buri District, Phang Nga
  • Ko Phra Thong
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Phang Nga District, Phang Nga
  • Pran Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Sri Phang-nga National Park
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Thai Mueang District, Phang Nga
  • Thalang District, Phuket
Range map of Strix seloputo in Thailand