Siau scops owl

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Siau scops owl
Otus siaoensis 2012 Indonesia stamp.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Otus
Species: O. siaoensis
Binomial name
Otus siaoensis
(Schlegel, 1873)
  • Otus siaoensis
  • Otus manadensis siaoensis[2]
  • Otus magicus siaoensis

The Siau scops owl (Otus manadensis siaoensis) is a critically endangered owl and may be extinct. They live on Siau Island, north of Sulawesi, Indonesia and are (were) forest dwellers. The species is only known from a single holotype from 1866 although there have been some local reports in recent years.[when?] Even so, their habitat is being lost to excessive logging of the forest on the island and there would be very few if any individuals left. The taxonomic arrangement for this owl has not been fully worked out. Some consider it a distinct species, others a subspecies of the Sulawesi scops owl and others a subspecies of the Moluccan scops owl.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Otus siaoensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Coates, Brian & Bishop, K (2000). Panduan Lapangan Burung-Burung di Kawasan Wallacea. Brisbane, Australia: BirdLife International-Indonesia Programme & Dove Publications Pty. ISBN 979-95794-2-2. 

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