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Cyprus Scops Owl ~ Otus cyprius


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


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

Status: Unknown.

Original Description: Jvon Madarász, Julius. 1901.

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.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2016-07-22.