The Sunda Scops Owl (Otus lempiji) is a small brown owl that is speckled with blacks on the upper parts and streaked with black on the lower parts. It has a light collar and dark eyes. It grows from 20 to 25 cm and can weigh 100 to 170 grams. It lives on the Malay Peninsula and some neighboring islands. It is found in forests and gardens and will occasionally be attracted to buildings. It eats mostly insects but will also eat rodents, lizards, and small birds. It will lay up to 3 eggs in a tree hollow from January to April and lines its nest with plant fiber. It's call is a whooping sound every ten to fifteen seconds. It is very common throughout most of its habitat.
This taxon is considered a subspecies of Otus bakkamoena by some authors, including BirdLife International.