Negros scops owl

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Negros scops owl
Negros Scops Owl, Liptong, Valencia, Negros Oriental.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Otus
Species: O. nigrorum
Binomial name
Otus nigrorum
Rand, 1950

The Negros scops owl (Otus nigrorum) is an owl, endemic to the Philippines, belonging to the family of the typical owls Strigidae. Negros scops owls prey at night on insects. They live alone or in monogamous pairs. They breed throughout the year, laying clutches of 1–2 eggs. They nest in trees holes of forests of the Philippine lowlands. They are found on the island of Negros. They were formerly classified as a subspecies of the Philippine scops owl.


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