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Cinnamon Scops Owl ~ Otus icterorhynchus


The Cinnamon Scops Owl is a very small owl with ear-tufts. It is also known as the Sandy Scops Owl.


Distribution: Patchy distribution from Liberia to Gabon and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Range of Cinnamon Scops Owl (Otus icterorhynchus)
Range of the Cinnamon Scops Owl Otus icterorhynchus

Status: Probably rare and endangered.

Original Description: Shelley, Capt. George Ernest. 1873. Ibis, 3rd Series, vol. 3: p 138.

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 2015-09-18.