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Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Sao Tome Scops-owl (Otus hartlaubi) - HBW 5, p. 170

French: Petit-duc de Sao Tomé German: Hartlaubeule 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.

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