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Sulawesi Scops Owl ~ Otus manadensis

Introduction

The Sulawesi Scops Owl is a small owl with medium-sized, prominent ear-tufts. It is also known as the Celebes Scops Owl.

Photo Gallery (4 pictures)

  • Sulawesi Scops Owl
  • Sulawesi Scops Owl
  • Sulawesi Scops Owl
  • Sulawesi Scops Owl

Sound Gallery

Typical call - Lore Lindu, Sulawesi. © Dave Farrow.

Information

Distribution: Sulawesi and nearby islands including Peleng, Labobo and Siau.

Range of Sulawesi Scops Owl (Otus manadensis)
Range of the Sulawesi Scops Owl Otus manadensis

Status: Locally relatively common.

Original Description: Quoy, Jean Rene Constant & Gaimard, Jean Paul. 1830. Voyage de découvertes de l'Astrolabe exécuté par order du Roi, pendant les années 1826-1827-1828-1829, sous le commandement de m.J. Dumont d'Urville. Zoologie. (Paris. 268 p). 1, p. 170-171. Atlas Ois. pl. 2, fig. 2.

References:
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.
König, Weick and Becking. 1999. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World". Yale University Press.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-09-24.