A medium-sized dark owl. Note overall brown plumage with fine streaks on the head and breast. Similar to Oriental Scops-Owl, but the Nicobar Scops-Owl is larger, browner, and less streaked, with proportionally larger bill and feet. Inhabits forested habitats in the Nicobar Islands. The call is a loud, plaintive whistle often said to be delivered in a slow series.