The Socotra Scops Owl is a tiny owl with small, blunt ear-tufts that are often barely visible. It was formerly treated as a subspecies of the Pallid or African Scops Owl.
Distribution: Endemic to Socotra Island to the northeast of Somalia.
Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.
Original Description: Ogilvie-Grant & Forbes. 1899. Bulletin of the Liverpool Museum, 2, p. 2.