Serendib Scops Owl
Serendib Scops Owl "Otus Thilo Hoffmann"
This bird was taxonomically recognized recently in 2004. The call which resembles that of a frog had been heard for many years before, but its confirmation as a bird happened in 2001 when it was seen in the Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Subsequently, it has now been found to be present in most of the low country wet zone forests with little disturbances.
Its presence is detected from the call which sounds very much like that of a forest frog. During the day it rests in low branches in very dense vegetation. Nothing is known about its breeding.