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Pemba Scops Owl ~ Otus pembaensis


The Pemba Scops Owl is a very small owl with short ear-tufts.

Photo Gallery (1 picture)

  • Pemba Scops Owl

Sound Gallery

Typical call - Ngezi Forest, Pemba Island. July 2011. CC Charles Davies.


Distribution: Endemic to Pemba Island off northern Tanzania.

Range of Pemba Scops Owl (Otus pembaensis)
Range of the Pemba Scops Owl Otus pembaensis

Status: Common, however restricted range may render it vunerable.

Original Description: Pakenham, Richard Hercules Wingfield. 1937. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club (BBOC) 57: p. 112-114.

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.