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Japanese Scops Owl ~ Otus semitorques


The Japanese Scops Owl is a small owl with long, prominent ear-tufts.

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  • Japanese Scops Owl


Distribution: Southeast Siberia to Japan.

Status: Widespread, not uncommon.

Original Description: Temminck, Coenraad Jacob, & Schlegel, Hermann. 1842. In Sieboldt, Fauna Japonica, Aves, p. 24, pl. 8.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-09-29.