Indian Scops-Owl

This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae.

Picture of the Indian Scops-Owl has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution.
Original source: Grey Morph of Indian Scops-owl, Otus bakkamoena (image incorrectly titled) Gir forest, Gujarat Photographed by S. Shankar

The Indian Scops-Owl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Indian Scops-owl (Otus bakkamoena) at Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. Diet / Feeding It feeds mainly on insects. Calls / Vocalizations The call is a soft single note ("whuk?"). Breeding / Nesting The Indian Scops Owl is a common resident bird in forests and other well-wooded areas. It nests in a hole in a tree, laying 3-5 eggs. More

Picture of Otus bakkamoena above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike.
Original source: J.M.Garg
Author: J.M.Garg
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Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Otus
Species : bakkamoena
Authority : Pennant, 1769