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Enggano Scops Owl ~ Otus enganensis


The Enggano Scops Owl is a very small owl with fairly long, distinct ear-tufts.

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  • Enggano Scops Owl


Distribution: Endemic to the Enggano Island off the southwest coast of Sumatra.

Range of Enggano Scops Owl (Otus enganensis)
Range of the Enggano Scops Owl Otus enganensis

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

Original Description: Riley, Joseph Harvey. 1927. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 40, p. 93-94.

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 enganensis at Xeno-canto.

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

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