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Pallid Scops Owl ~ Otus brucei

Introduction

The Pallid Scops Owl is a small owl with small ear-tufts. It is also known as the Striated Scops Owl or Bruce's Scops Owl.

Photo Gallery (7 pictures)

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Information

Distribution: Southeastern Turkey and northeast Egypt to southeast Arabia and from the Aral Sea to northwest India.

Range of Pallid Scops Owl (Otus brucei)
Range of the Pallid Scops Owl Otus brucei

Status: Locally common.

Original Description: Hume, Allan Octavian. 1872. Stray Feathers, 1, p. 8-10.

References:
International Ornithological Congress. 2020. "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 brucei at Xeno-canto.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2020-10-08.