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Torotoroka Scops Owl ~ Otus madagascariensis


The Torotoroka Scops Owl is a small owl with relatively short ear-tufts.

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Distribution: Endemic to western and southwestern Madagascar.

Range of Torotoroka Scops Owl (Otus madagascariensis)
Range of the Torotoroka Scops Owl Otus madagascariensis

Status: Unknown.

Original Description: Grandidier, Alfred. 1867. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et appliquée, ser. 2, 19, p. 85-86.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
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.
Rasmussen, P.C., Schulenberg, T.S., Hawkins, F., and Vaninaboko, R.. 2000. "Geographic variation in the Malagasy Scops-Owl (Otus rutilus auct.): the existence of an unrecognized species on Madagascar and the taxonomy of other Indian Ocean taxa". Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 120:75-102..
Otus madagascariensis at Xeno-canto.

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

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