Mayotte Scops Owl (Otus mayottensis)

Mayotte Scops Owl

[order] STRIGIFORMES | [family] Strigidae | [latin] Otus mayottensis | [authority] Benson, 1960 | [UK] Mayotte Scops Owl | [FR] Petit duc de Mayotte | [DE] Mayotten-zwergohreule | [ES] – | [NL] Mayotte-schreeuwuil


Genus Species subspecies Region Range
Otus mayottensis AF Mayotte Is,Comoros


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

Overall plain brown with subtile dark brown barring. Underparts pale brown. Facial disk also brownish with a darkish rim only on the sides. Crown brown streaked darkish brown. Flanks more rufous with short dark streaks. Yellowish iris. Back coverd with faint light spots.

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Africa : Mayotte Islands,Comoros


Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


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Feeding habits

No data


Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Mayotte Scops Owl status Least Concern



Distribution map

Mayotte Scops Owl distribution range map

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