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Biak Scops Owl ~ Otus beccarii


The Biak Scops Owl is a small owl with moderately long ear-tufts. It is also known as the Beccari Scops Owl.

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Distribution: Endemic to Biak and Supiori Islands off northwest New Guinea.

Range of Biak Scops Owl (Otus beccarii)
Range of the Biak Scops Owl Otus beccarii

Status: Listed as Vulnerable by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Salvadori, Tommaso. 1876. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, 7 (1875), p. 906-907.

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 beccarii at Xeno-canto.

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

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