Girish Mahajan

Sula scops owl

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Strigiformes
Genus  Otus
Higher classification  Moluccan scops owl
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Strigidae
Scientific name  Otus magicus sulaensis
Rank  Subspecies
Similar  Nicobar scops owl, Simeulue scops owl, Halmahera boobook, Mayotte scops owl, Mindoro scops owl

The Sula scops owl (Otus manadensis sulaensis), is a small owl in the scops-owl genus Otus found on the Sula Islands. Taxonomically, some groups consider it to be a distinct species (Otus sulensis), others a subspecies of the Sulawesi scops owl, and yet others a subspecies of the Moluccan scops owl.

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Sula scops owl Wikipedia


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