The Owl Pages

Mentawai Scops Owl ~ Otus mentawi

Introduction

The Mentawai Scops Owl is a small owl with not very prominent ear-tufts.

Photo Gallery (2 pictures)

  • Mentawai Scops Owl
  • Mentawai Scops Owl

Information

Distribution: Mentawai Islands off western Sumatra.

Range of Mentawai Scops Owl (Otus mentawi)
Range of the Mentawai Scops Owl Otus mentawi

Status: Locally common.

Original Description: Chasen, Frederick Nutter, & Kloss. 1926. Ibis, 12th Series, vol. 2: p. 279.

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 Asia, Genus: Otus.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-09-25.