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Principe Scops Owl ~ Otus bikegila


Distribution: Endemic to Príncipe Island, which is in the Gulf of Guinea off the west coast of Africa.

Range of Principe Scops Owl (Otus bikegila)
Range of the Principe Scops Owl Otus bikegila

Status: Given its low population numbers and restricted range, researchers have asked the IUCN to declare it Critically Endangered.

Original Description: Melo, Freitas, Verbelen, da Costa, Pereira, Fuchs, Sangster, Correia, de Lima & Crottini, 2022

References: (may contain affiliate links)
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2023-09-28. Copyright Information.