Hume's Owl (Strix butleri) - HBW 5, p. 198
French: Chouette de Butler
Spanish: Cárabo Árabe
Other common names: Hume’s Wood-owl/Tawny Owl, Desert Owl
Taxonomy: Asio butleri Hume, 1878, Omara, Makran Coast, southern Baluchistan.
Probably forms superspecies with S. aluco. Formerly treated as conspecific with latter, but clearly different in plumage, eye colour and vocal patterns, and ecology, as well as DNA. Monotypic.
Distribution: E & S Israel, Jordan, Sinai Peninsula and E Egypt (Red Sea mountains), and patchily in Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Oman); possibly still S Pakistan (Makran Coast), perhaps also S Iran.
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