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Mentawai Scops Owl ~ Otus mentawi


The Mentawai Scops Owl is a small owl with not very prominent ear-tufts.

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  • Mentawai Scops Owl
  • Mentawai Scops Owl


Distribution: Mentawai Islands off western Sumatra.

Range of Mentawai Scops Owl (Otus mentawi)
Range of the Mentawai Scops Owl Otus mentawi

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

Original Description: Chasen, Frederick Nutter, & Kloss. 1926. Ibis, 12th Series, vol. 2: p. 279.

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 mentawi at Xeno-canto.

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

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