Otus enganensis

The Enggano Scops Owl is an owl endemic to Enggano Island, Indonesia.

The Otus enganensis is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Range & population Otus enganensis is endemic to Enggano Island, off south-west Sumatra, Indonesia. Reports as to its status differ, from very rare to quite uncommon. Ecology: It is thought to occupy forest edge and wooded areas. Threats Habitat destruction on Enggano has, thus far, been minimal, but recent tentative proposals for agricultural development suggest the possibility for future radical change, and this may exert pressure on the small population of this species. Conservation measures underway CITES Appendix II. More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Otus
Species : enganensis
Authority : Riley, 1927