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Rajah Scops Owl ~ Otus brookii


The Rajah Scops Owl is a small owl with with ear-tufts that have prominent white inner webs.

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  • Rajah Scops Owl
  • Rajah Scops Owl


Distribution: Montane regions of Sumatra and Borneo.

Range of Rajah Scops Owl (Otus brookii)
Range of the Rajah Scops Owl Otus brookii

Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' 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 brookii at Xeno-canto.

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

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