Species of Thailand
Mountain scops owl
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
- Otus stresemanni
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)
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Range map of Otus spilocephalus in Thailand
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