Mountain scops owl

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Mountain scops owl
Mountain scops owl juv.jpg
A juvenile mountain scops owl photographed at Sattal, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Otus
Species:
O. spilocephalus
Binomial name
Otus spilocephalus
(Blyth, 1846)
Synonyms
  • Otus stresemanni

The mountain scops owl (Otus spilocephalus), sometimes referred to as the spotted scops owl, is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is locally common in its main habitat which covers some parts of Asia, including Bangladesh[2] Bhutan, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, and Thailand. It has a short high-pitched call.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Otus spilocephalus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ http://oldredlist.iucnredlist.org/details/22688579/0

External links[edit]

"Otus spilocephalus media". Internet Bird Collection.