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Nicobar scops owl

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Strigiformes
Genus  Otus
Higher classification  Scops owl
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Strigidae
Scientific name  Otus alius
Rank  Species
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Similar  Mindoro scops owl, Mayotte scops owl, Simeulue scops owl, Pemba scops owl, Andaman scops owl

The Nicobar scops owl (Otus alius) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is endemic to the Nicobar Islands, India, in particular Great Nicobar Island, but it may also occur on Little Nicobar Island.

Nicobar scops owl Oriental Bird Club Image Database Nicobar Scops Owl Otus alius

Its natural habitat is tropical moist lowland forests. It has an uncertain status but is thought to be rare or endangered. It was originally discovered by Pamela C. Rasmussen in 1998. Very little is known about this species, but individuals have been reported to consume spiders, beetles, and geckos.

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References

Nicobar scops owl Wikipedia


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