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Javan Scops Owl ~ Otus angelinae


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

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Distribution: The mountains of Java at altitudes of 900-2500m. It is likely that this owl occures along the entire central mountain chain on this island.

Range of Javan Scops Owl (Otus angelinae)
Range of the Javan Scops Owl Otus angelinae

Status: Uncertain, probably rare. Listed as Vulnerable by BirdLife International.

Original Description: Finsch, Friedrich Hermann Otto. 1912. Ornithlogishce Monatsbeirchte, Heraussegeben von Dr. Ant. Reichenow , 20, p. 156-159

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 angelinae at Xeno-canto.

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

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