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Palawan Scops Owl ~ Otus fuliginosus


The Palawan Scops Owl is a very small owl with short but prominent ear-tufts.

Photo Gallery (2 pictures)

  • Palawan Scops Owl
  • Palawan Scops Owl

Sound Gallery

Typical call - Bambua nature resort, Palawan, Philippines. © William Ruscher.


Distribution: The Island of Palawan in the Philippines.

Range of Palawan Scops Owl (Otus fuliginosus)
Range of the Palawan Scops Owl Otus fuliginosus

Status: Rare. Listed as 'Near Threatened' by BirdLife International.

Original Description: Sharpe, Richard Bowdler. 1888. Ibis, 5th Series, vol. 6, p. 197.

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 fuliginosus at Xeno-canto.

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

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