The Mayotte Scops Owl is a small owl with short ear-tufts. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the Madagascar Scops Owl Otus rutilus.
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Distribution: Endemic to Mayotte Island in the Comoros Archipelago, northwest of Madagascar.
Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.
Original Description: Benson, Constantine Walter. 1960. Ibis 103B, p. 60-63.