Torotoroka scops owl

Torotoroka scops owl

Torotoroka scops owl

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SPECIES
Otus madagascariensis

The Torotoroka scops owl (Otus madagascariensis ) is a taxon of owl in the family Strigidae. It is endemic to the south and eastern parts of Madagascar, and was previously regarded as its own species. However, O. madagascariensis and the rainforest scops owl Otus. rutilus have now been re-lumped following Fuchs et al. (2007) as the Madagascar scops owl or Malagasy scops owl. The scientific name of the combined species is yet to be agreed, although rutilus would appear to be have priority.

Appearance

Very similar to the rainforest scops owl Otus rutilus, and possibly indistinguishable from it.

Distribution

Geography

This taxon is endemic to the south and eastern parts of Madagascar.

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Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests, as well as man-made habitats such as parks, up to 2000m above sea level.

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Habits and Lifestyle

Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

References

1. Torotoroka scops owl Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torotoroka_scops_owl
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/697826

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