Sao Tome Scops-owl (Otus hartlaubi) - HBW 5, p. 170
French: Petit-duc de Sao Tomé
Spanish: Autillo de Santo Tomé
Taxonomy: Noctua Hartlaubi Giebel, 1872, São Tomé Island.
Affinities uncertain. May be more closely related to O. rutilus than to any mainland African species, though song fairly similar to that of O. senegalensis; formerly suggested as race of O. scops, but differs significantly in morphology and voice. Monotypic.
Distribution: São Tomé I; report of possible presence on Príncipe.
- Vulnerable Enlarge map
A bird found on its daytime roost whose location was revealed by hissing flycatchers
Locality Cao Grande, São Tomé, São Tomé and Principe (Monotypic species)
Ian Fulton 27 July 2010 4 years ago 3.6
An individual calling near camp after a downpour at noon
Locality Cao Grande, São Tomé, São Tomé and Principe
Christian Boix Hinzen 4 November 2008 4 years ago 3
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