Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Typical Owls :: Ryukyu Scops-Owl

Ryukyu Scops-Owl Otus elegans

Described by: Cassin (1852)
Alternate common name(s): Ryukyu Scops Owl, Elegant Scops-Owl
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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Islands between Japan and Taiwan;
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Daito (Borodino) Is. and Lan Yu Is.
(2) Ryukyu Is.
N. Philippines:
(3) Botel Tobago Is.
(4) Calayan Is.


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Taiwan - Date unknown Source: Wayne Hsu


Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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