Moheli 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.

The Moheli scops-owl is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Moheli scops-owl in hand Moheli scops-owl in handPrint factsheet Facts - Spanish: Autillo De Moheli Kingdom Animalia Phylum Chordata Class Aves Order Strigiformes Family Strigidae Genus Otus (1) Size More

Images Moheli scops-owl in hand Discovered as recently as 1998, the Critically Endangered Moheli scops-owl is only found on a single mountain ridge on the island of Mohéli. This species comprises individuals of two different colour forms: the first has plumage which is gingery ... More

* Moheli Scops-owl, Otus moheliensis * Malagasy Scops-owl, Otus rutilus * Mayotte Scops-owl, Otus mayottensis – formerly included in O. rutilus * Torotoroka Scops-owl, Otus madagascariensis – formerly included in O. More

Moheli Scops-owl Otus moheliensis Species Champion Become a BirdLife Species Champion for this bird For information about BirdLife Species Champions and Species Guardians visit the BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme. More

Information on Moheli Scops-Owl was obtained from Richard Ranft and Oscar van Rootselaar. The entire population of c. 400 pairs is restricted to the only 5 % of forest left on the island. More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Otus
Species : moheliensis
Authority : Lafontaine & Moulaert, 1998