Nicobar scops owl

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Nicobar scops owl
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Otus
Species: O. alius
Binomial name
Otus alius
Rasmussen, 1998

The Nicobar scops owl (Otus alius) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is endemic to the Nicobar Islands, India.[1]

Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests. It has an uncertain status but is thought to be rare or endangered.[1] It was originally discovered by Pamela C. Rasmussen in 1998.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c BirdLife International (2012). "Otus alius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Rasmussen, Pamela. (1998). Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club (BBOC) 118: p 143-151, pl. 3.

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