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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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    Mountain scops owl

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    Mountain scops owl

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Aves
Order
Strigiformes
Family
Strigidae
Genus
Otus
Species
Otus spilocephalus

Synonyms

  • Otus stresemanni

Mountain scops owl is found in following locations in Thailand

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Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Range map of Otus spilocephalus in Thailand

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