Species of Thailand
Mountain scops owl
Otus spilocephalus, Edward Blyth, 1846
(In Thai: นกเค้าภูเขา)
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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Category / Seasonal Status
BCST Category: Recorded in an apparently wild state within the last 50 years
BCST Seasonal status: Resident or presumed resident
- Otus spilocephalus
- Thai: นกเค้าภูเขา
- Otus stresemanni
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
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