Species of Thailand
Mountain scops owl
Thai: นกเค้าภูเขา, nok khao phu khao
Binomial name: Otus spilocephalus, Edward Blyth, 1846
The mountain scops owl (Otus spilocephalus), sometimes referred to as the spotted scops owl, is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. It is locally common in its main habitat which covers some parts of Asia, including Bhutan, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, and Thailand. It has a short high-pitched call similar to the sound a radar makes.
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- Otus spilocephalus
- Thai: นกเค้าภูเขา, nok khao phu khao
- Otus stresemanni
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
No photo for this species yet
- Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai
- Chiang Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Doi Inthanon National Park
- Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park
- Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
- Huai Nam Dang National Park
- Kaeng Krachan National Park
- Khao Luang National Park
- Khao Soi Dao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Sok National Park
- Khao Yai National Park
- Khon San District, Chaiyaphum
- Mae Moei National Park
- Mae Wong National Park
- Nam Nao National Park
- Pha Daeng National Park
- Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Phu Suan Sai National Park
- Sri Phang-nga National Park
- Thale Ban National Park
- Tham Sakoen National Park
- Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Otus spilocephalus in Thailand
Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.
Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.
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