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Mantanani Scops Owl
Otus mantananensis
Ryukyu Scops Owl (NT)
Otus elegans
  (Cassin, 1852)
Sulawesi Scops Owl
Otus manadensis
IOC 9.2

Ryukyu Scops Owl
Otus elegans
Lanynu to Hobihu Harbor, Taiwan - 2019-05-14
© Paul Matson

Field guides

Plate/page: 116

Brazil, M.
Birds of East Asia

Plate/page: 34

Kennedy, R.S., Gonzales, P.C., Dickinson, E.C., Miranda, H. C. Jr. and Fisher, T.H.
A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines


  • Otus elegans: 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 elegans: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2019. IOC World Bird List (v 9.2). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • Kennedy, R.S., Gonzales, P.C., Dickinson, E.C., Miranda, H. C. Jr. and Fisher, T.H.: A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines; Oxford University Press, 2000; ISBN:0-198-54668-8
  • Brazil, M.: Birds of East Asia; Helm Field Guides, 2009; ISBN:0-713-67040-1
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Phylum Chordates
    Class Birds
    Order Owls
    Family Owls
    Genus Otus
    Species Ryukyu Scops Owl
    (Cassin, 1852)

      interpositus Kuroda, Nagamichi, 1923
    Daito Is. (s Japan)
      elegans (Cassin, 1852)
    Ryukyu Is. (s Japan)
      botelensis Kuroda, Nagamichi, 1928
    Lanyu I. (off of s Taiwan)
      calayensis McGregor, 1904
    Batan, Calayan and Sabtang Is. (n Philippines)
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    OR islands s of Japan to Philippines
    Conservation Status
     NT  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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