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Wallace's Scops Owl ~ Otus silvicola


The Wallace's Scops Owl is a small owl with long ear-tufts. It is also known as the Lesser Sunda Scops Owl.

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Distribution: Sumbawa and Flores in the Lesser Sunda Islands.

Range of Wallace's Scops Owl (Otus silvicola)
Range of the Wallace's Scops Owl Otus silvicola

Status: Locally not rare.

Original Description: Wallace, Alfred Russel. 1863. Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London, Pt. 3, p. 487-488.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
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 silvicola at Xeno-canto.

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

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