Medium-sized rufous-brown owl, with long ear tufts. Note the dark eyes, rufous face, and cleanly barred underparts. Found in and around humid forest. The main vocalization is a long, haunting whistle that first rises, then falls and fades. Secondary vocalization is a low, rapid, pulsating series of hoots. Similar in shape to Akun Eagle-Owl, but has dark rather than yellow eyes, more rufous coloration, and cleaner markings on the underparts. Also similar to Spotted Eagle-Owl, but much more richly colored, with darker eyes.