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SEYCHELLES SCOPS OWL (Otus insularis)

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SEYCHELLES SCOPS OWL (Otus insularis)
SEYCHELLES SCOPS OWL (Otus insularis)
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Description: The Seychelles scops owl is a small brown owl with distinct ear tufts and a two-note raspy call. Like most owls, this species is active at night and is more likely to be heard than seen. Historically, the habitat of the Seychelles scops-owl was threatened by the cinnamon, coconut and logging industries. Today, there is evidence that their small populations are stable and possibly increasing.

IUCN Status: Endangered

USFWS Status: Endangered

Major Threats: Small, isolated population

Habitat: Upland forests

Location: Island of Mahé in the Seychelles

Diet: Insects and spiders; possibly frogs and lizards