Oriental Scops Owl (species: Otus sunia) in taxonomy (Gaia Guide)
Otus sunia
Oriental Scops Owl

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Strigiformes
Family Strigidae
Genus Otus
Species Otus sunia



Distinguishing features

Tiny, variable plumaged, yellow eyed owl with ear-tufts which are not always erect. Distinguish from Collard scops owl by whitish scapular stripe, well marked under parts, and lack of pale collar. Two morphs present, grey and rufous, intermediate forms also occur. (Wikipedia)


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



Distribution and habitat preferences

They are found in dry deciduous forests in South Asia (Wikipedia)

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