The Seychelles Scops Owl is a very small owl with tiny, barely visible ear-tufts. It is also known as the Bare-legged Scops Owl.
Distribution: Endemic to the Seychelles Archipelago. Originally present on most of the islands, but now only on Mahé.
Status: Extremely rare and endangered. Listed as Critical by BirdLife International.
Original Description: Tristram, Henry Baker. 1880. Ibis, 4th Series, vol. 4, p. 458-459, pl. 14.