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Nicobar Scops Owl ~ Otus alius


The Nicobar Scops Owl is a small owl with medium-sized, rounded ear-tufts.

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Distribution: Endemic to Great Nicobar Island in the Bay of Bengal.

Range of Nicobar Scops Owl (Otus alius)
Range of the Nicobar Scops Owl Otus alius

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

Original Description: Rasmussen, Pamela. 1998. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club (BBOC) 118: p 143-151, pl. 3.

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 alius at Xeno-canto.

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

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