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Pallid Scops Owl
Otus brucei
African Scops Owl
Otus senegalensis
  (Swainson, 1837)
Arabian Scops Owl
Otus pamelae
IOC 9.2

African Scops Owl
Otus senegalensis
Niokolo-Koba NP, Senegal - 2019-02-27
© Göran Lenz

Field guides

Plate/page: 75

Nik Borrow and Ron Demey
Birds of Senegal and the Gambia

Plate/page: 242

Sinclair, I.
Sasol Birds of Southern Africa


  • Otus senegalensis: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2019.
  • Otus senegalensis: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2019. IOC World Bird List (v 9.2). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • Nik Borrow and Ron Demey: Birds of Senegal and the Gambia; Helm Field Guides, Mar 1, 2012; ISBN:1408134691
  • Sinclair, I.: Sasol Birds of Southern Africa; Struik, 4:e edition. 2011; ISBN:1-770-07925-4
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Phylum Chordates
    Class Birds
    Order Owls
    Family Owls
    Genus Otus
    Species African Scops Owl
    (Swainson, 1837)

      senegalensis (Swainson, 1837)
    Africa south of the Sahara
      nivosus Keith & Twomey, 1968
    se Kenya
      feae (Salvadori, 1903)
    Annobón I. (Gulf of Guinea)
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    AF widespread
    Conservation Status
     LC  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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