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
O. spilocephalus
Binomial name
Otus spilocephalus
(Blyth, 1846)
  • 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[1] Bhutan, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, and Thailand. It has a short high-pitched call.


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2016). "Otus spilocephalus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22688579A93201511. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22688579A93201511.en. Retrieved 10 January 2020.

External links[edit]

"Otus spilocephalus media". Internet Bird Collection.