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Wetar Scops Owl ~ Otus tempestatis


The Wetar Scops Owl is a very small owl with relatively short, rounded ear-tufts. This species is not currently recognised by the International Ornithological Congress, who consider it a sub-species of the Moluccan Scops Owl Otus magicus.


Distribution: Endemic to Wetar Island in the Lesser Sundas.

Status: Unknown.

Original Description: Hartert. 1904. Novitates Zoologicae, 11, p. 190-191.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

See also: Other owls from Asia, Genus: Otus.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2020-10-19.