The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is relatively common in urban areas (above left). the Sunda Owl is a resident species that stays in Singapore all year round. This taxon is considered a subspecies of Otus bakkamoena by some authors. Sunda Scops Owl at Macritchie Reservoir. This is the Oriental Scops-Owl. Unlike the Oriental Scops Owl that can only be found from November to March. € Oriental Scops-Owl (Otus sunia) Do not assume that all small owls with ear tufts are the Collared Scops for there is another species of the Scops that can be found in Singapore. Jeremiah Loei’s video of the Sunda Scops-owl (Otus lempiji) family was documented in Mid-August 2016 at Lower Peirce Reservoir.The owls were roosting in a palm, perching on the back of a frond, one adult and two juveniles. Some of the other birds that we encountered at Pasir Ris Park were White-breasted Waterhen, Striated Heron, Oriental Magpie-Robin, Common Tailorbird, Common Myna, Pied Triller, Ashy Minivet, Olive-backed Sunbird, Brahminy Kite, Paddyfield Pipit, Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker, Common Iora and Yellow Crested Cockatoo. treatment by Clements et al. Common in they can be found in secondary forests such as Tampines Eco-Green Sunda Scops Owl. It has a light collar and dark eyes. Description. The Sunda Scops Owl (Otus lempiji) itself is found in Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali. “…they are very productive, with regular brood being spotted yearly,” wrote Jeremiah. Photo credit: Francis Yap Some taxonomists have even split off the southern Malay Peninsula and Singapore as a separate species called the Singapore Scops Owl ( Otus cnephaeus ), although that has been questioned . Sunda Scops Owls are one of the most commonly found owl species in the Thai-Malay Peninsula and Indonesia. (2018) in which the Singapore population is treated as Sunda Scops-owl, Otus lempiji (note: according to this split, the epithet l empiji now belongs to Sunda Scops-owl as the type specimen for lempiji was from Java; post-split Collared Scops-owl would be referred to as Otus lettia). The Sunda scops owl (Otus lempiji) is a small brown owl that is speckled with black on the upper parts and streaked with black on the lower parts. Buffy Fish Owl (Ketupa ketupu) (above right), Spotted Wood Owl (Strix seloputo) (below left), Collared Scops Owl (Otus bakkamoena) (below right) as well as Brown Hawk Owl (Ninox scutulata) (top) can be seen in wooded areas and parks, not necessarily in thick forests.