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Cyprus Scops Owl ~ Otus cyprius


The Cyprus Scops Owl is a small, dark owl with small ear-tufts.

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Distribution: Endemic to the island of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Range of Cyprus Scops Owl (Otus cyprius)
Range of the Cyprus Scops Owl Otus cyprius

Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Jvon Madarász, Julius. 1901.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
Flint, P, Whaley, D, Kirwan, G M, Charalambides, M, Schweizer, M, and Wink, M.. 2015. "Reprising the taxonomy of Cyprus Scops Owl Otus (scops) cyprius, a neglected island endemic ". Zootaxa 4040: 301-316.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
Otus cyprius at Xeno-canto.

See also: Other owls from The Middle East, Genus: Otus.

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