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Mantanani Scops Owl ~ Otus mantananensis


The Mantanani Scops Owl is a very small owl with prominent ear-tufts.

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  • Mantanani Scops Owl
  • Mantanani Scops Owl


Distribution: Mantanani Island of northwest Borneo and some islands of west central and southwest Philippines.

Range of Mantanani Scops Owl (Otus mantananensis)
Range of the Mantanani Scops Owl Otus mantananensis

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

Original Description: Sharpe, Richard Bowdler. 1892. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club (BBOC) 1: p. 4.

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 mantananensis at Xeno-canto.

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

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