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Andaman Scops Owl ~ Otus balli


The Andaman Scops Owl is a very small owl with small ear-tufts.

Photo Gallery (4 pictures)

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  • Andaman Scops Owl
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Sound Gallery

Typical call - Mount Harriet, South Andaman. November 2011. CC Gerard Gorman.


Distribution: Endemic to the Andaman and Interview Islands in the Bay of Bengal.

Range of Andaman Scops Owl (Otus balli)
Range of the Andaman Scops Owl Otus balli

Status: Probably rare. Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Hume, Allan Octavian. 1873. Stray Feathers, 1, p. 407-408.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.
Otus balli at Xeno-canto.

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

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