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Sula Scops Owl ~ Otus sulaensis


The Sula Scops Owl is a very small owl with relatively short, rounded ear-tufts. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the Moluccan Scops Owl.

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  • Sula Scops Owl


Distribution: Endemic to the Sula Islands, east of Sulawesi.

Range of Sula Scops Owl (Otus sulaensis)
Range of the Sula Scops Owl Otus sulaensis

Status: Listed as 'Near Threatened' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Hartert. 1898. Novitates Zoologicae, 5, p. 126.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "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 sulaensis at Xeno-canto.

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

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