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Grand Comoro Scops Owl ~ Otus pauliani


The Grand Comoro Scops Owl is a very small owl with barely visible ear-tufts. It is also known as the Karthala Scops Owl.

Photo Gallery (2 pictures)

  • Grand Comoro Scops Owl
  • Grand Comoro Scops Owl

Sound Gallery

Typical call - Mvouni, Grande Comore. August 2012. CC Charles Davies.


Distribution: Endemic to the Island of Grande Comore, northwest of Madagascar, where it is restricted to Mount Karthala.

Range of Grand Comoro Scops Owl (Otus pauliani)
Range of the Grand Comoro Scops Owl Otus pauliani

Status: Listed as Critical by BirdLife International.

Original Description: Benson, Constantine Walter. 1960. Ibis 103B, p. 60-66.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-09-22.