Enggano Scops Owl (Otus enganensis)

Enggano Scops Owl

[order] STRIGIFORMES | [family] Strigidae | [latin] Otus enganensis | [authority] Riley, 1927 | [UK] Enggano Scops Owl | [FR] Petit-duc d’Enggano | [DE] Engganoeule | [ES] Autillo la Enggano | [NL] Enggano-schreeuwuil


Genus Species subspecies Region Range
Otus enganensis OR Enggano Is (w Sumatra)


Members of the genus Otus are the Scops and Screech owls. They are relatively small owls, with short, rounded wings. Most have erectile ear-tufts. Otus is a worldwide genus, containing some 45 species.

Physical charateristics

Plumage reddish brown with pale facial disk and white eyebrowes, upperparts with distinct black vermiculations. Tail and flight feathers barred. Underparts paler than upperparts with white vermiculations. buff spotted dark below. Iris green-yellow, bill and feet grey.

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Oriental Region : Enggano Is (w Sumatra)


It is thought to occupy forest edge and wooded areas


No data

Feeding habits

Primarily insects.


This species occupies a very small range, but its habitat is apparently still intact. As a result the species is considered Near Threatened. The possibility of agricultural expansion in the future is a real threat and requires careful monitoring.
Otus enganensis is endemic to Enggano Island, off south-west Sumatra, Indonesia. Reports as to its status differ, from very rare to quite uncommon
Enggano Scops Owl status Near Threatened


Presumed sedentary

Distribution map

Enggano Scops Owl distribution range map

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