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Mindanao Scops Owl ~ Otus mirus


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

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  • Mindanao Scops Owl
  • Mindanao Scops Owl


Distribution: Endemic to Mindanao in the Philippines.

Range of Mindanao Scops Owl (Otus mirus)
Range of the Mindanao Scops Owl Otus mirus

Status: Apparently rare. Listed as 'Near Threatened' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Ripley, S. Dillon, & Rabor, Dioscoro S. 1968. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 81, p. 31-33.

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 mirus at Xeno-canto.

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

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