The São Tomé Scops Owl is a very small owl with very small ear-tufts.
Distribution: Endemic to São Tomé Island in the Gulf of Guinea on the western equatorial coast of Africa.
Status: Probably rare and threatened.
Original Description: Giebel, Christoph, & Gottfried, Andreus. 1872. Thesaurus ornithologiae [Ornithological Thesaurus. Repertorium of the complete ornithological literature and nomenclature of the complete genera and species of birds next to synonyms and geographical distribution], 1, p. 448.