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Otus alius Rasmussen, 1998 – Nicobar Scops Owl

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


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Indian and global distribution:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon and is endemic to the Nicobar Islands. It inhabits the coastal forests, and breeds during March-April. It most probably forages on insects. Its habitat details are little understood (BirdLife International 2018).

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is stable, with the current population estimate of 2,500-9,999 individuals. Most of the threats are not fully understood. Possibly habitat disturbance due to agriculture and other human encroachments can be threatening (BirdLife International 2018).

References:
BirdLife International 2018. Otus alius . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22728447A132325633. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22728447A132325633.en. Accessed on 15 February 2020.


Aves > Strigiformes > Strigidae > Otus


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2021. Otus alius Rasmussen, 1998 – Nicobar Scops Owl. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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