Mountain scops owl
In 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 family Strigidae. It is locally common in its main habitat which covers some parts of Asia, including Bangladesh Bhutan, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, and Thailand. It has a short high-pitched call.Their call sounds like a two-note whistle, “plew-plew” or “he-he” and female's songs are rarely heard. There calls can also vary from different populations allowing one to determine the a birds origin.
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- Otus spilocephalus
- Thai: นกเค้าภูเขา, nok khao phu khao
- Otus stresemanni
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)