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Species of Thailand

Spotted wood owl

In 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

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกเค้าป่าหลังจุด, nok khao paa lang jud

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)

Range Map

Distribution map of Spotted wood owl, Strix seloputo in Thailand
Range map of Strix seloputo in Thailand