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Mohéli Scops Owl ~ Otus moheliensis

Introduction

The Mohéli Scops Owl is a small owl with short inconspicuous ear-tufts.

Photo Gallery (4 pictures)

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Information

Distribution: Endemic to Mohéli Island in the Comoros Archipelago, northwest of Madagascar.

Range of Mohéli Scops Owl (Otus moheliensis)
Range of the Mohéli Scops Owl Otus moheliensis

Status: Endangered.

Original Description: Lafontaine, René-Marie & Moulaert, Nathalie. 1998. Journal of African Ornithology, 112(2), p. 163-169.

References:
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

See also: Other owls from Africa, Genus: Otus.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-09-22.