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Oriental scops owl

Thai: นกเค้าหูยาวเล็ก, nok khao hu yaw lek

Binomial name: Otus sunia, Brian Houghton Hodgson, 1836

The Oriental Scops Owl (Otus sunia) is a species of Scops owl found in South Asia. They are found in dry deciduous forests. They are usually detected by their distinctive call. There have been 2 records of Oriental Scops Owl in Alaska.

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Videos of Oriental scops owl

  • Oriental scops owl, Kaeng Krachan National Park

    Oriental scops owl, Kaeng Krachan National Park

  • Oriental scops owl - Kaeng Krachan National Park

    Oriental scops owl - Kaeng Krachan National Park

  • Oriental Scops Owl - Kaeng Krachan National Park

    Oriental Scops Owl - Kaeng Krachan National Park

  • Oriental scops owl

    Oriental scops owl

Scientific classification

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

Common names

  • Thai: นกเค้าหูยาวเล็ก, nok khao hu yaw lek

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Oriental scops owl

Oriental scops owl

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Distribution map of Oriental scops owl, Otus sunia in Thailand

Range map of Otus sunia in Thailand

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