Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Biak Scops-owl (Otus beccarii) - HBW 5, p. 167

French: Petit-duc de Beccari German: Beccarieule Spanish: Autillo de Biak
Other common names: Beccari/Papuan Scops-owl

Taxonomy: Scops beccarii Salvadori, 1875, Misori.
Sometimes treated as conspecific with either O. manadensis or O. magicus; song similar to latter’s, but significant differences from both in plumage. Monotypic.

Distribution: Biak I, off NW New Guinea (Irian Jaya).

  • Endangered
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