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Mohéli Scops Owl ~ Otus moheliensis


The Mohéli Scops Owl is a small owl with short inconspicuous ear-tufts.

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Distribution: Endemic to Mohéli Island in the Comoros Archipelago, northwest of Madagascar.

Range of Mohéli Scops Owl (Otus moheliensis)
Range of the Mohéli Scops Owl Otus moheliensis

Status: Listed as Endangered by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Lafontaine, René-Marie & Moulaert, Nathalie. 1998. Journal of African Ornithology, 112(2), p. 163-169.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
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.
Otus moheliensis at Xeno-canto.

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

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