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Philippine Scops Owl ~ Otus megalotis

Introduction

The Philippine Scops Owl is a medium-sized owl with long ear-tufts. It is also known as Whitehead's Scops Owl or the Luzon Lowland Scops Owl.

Photo Gallery (3 pictures)

  • Philippine Scops Owl
  • Philippine Scops Owl
  • Philippine Scops Owl

Sound Gallery

Typical call - Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines. 2007. CC Desmond Allen.

Information

Distribution: Luzon, Marinduque and the Catanduanes Islands in the Philippines.

Range of Philippine Scops Owl (Otus megalotis)
Range of the Philippine Scops Owl Otus megalotis

Status: Common.

Original Description: Walden. 1875. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, no. 9, p. 145.

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 2015-09-29.