Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Barred Eagle-owl (Bubo sumatranus) - HBW 5, p. 191

French: Grand-duc bruyant German: Malaienuhu Spanish: Búho Malayo
Other common names: Malay/Malaysian Eagle-owl

Taxonomy: Strix Sumatrana Raffles, 1822, Sumatra.
Possibly forms superspecies with B. nipalensis. Suggested that it may have some morphological and vocal affinities with African B. shelleyi. Bornean population sometimes separated racially (as tenuifasciatus). Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • sumatranus (Raffles, 1822) - extreme S Myanmar and peninsular Thailand S to Sumatra, including Bangka I.
  • strepitans (Temminck, 1823) - Borneo, Java and Bali.