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Otus mendeni


  • Short but noticeable ear tufts
  • Upperside brownish to greyish-brown, with white spots on scapulars
  • Underside rufous, brown and/or grey, with stripes and vermiculations
  • Short supercilium from bill to above middle of eye
  • Eyes yellow
  • Partly feathers legs


Australasia: Banggai Islands (Peleng and Labobo)


This is a monotypic species[1].

Banggai Scops Owl was formerly included in Sulawesi Scops Owl.


Forest, both primary and secondary, from sea level to at least 900 m asl.


Food is expected to include insects and other small animals.


A fast trill lasting about one second, seemingly with the highest pitch in the middle.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2022. IOC World Bird List (v 12.2) DRAFT. Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.12.2. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Kirwan, G. M., D. W. Holt, J. del Hoyo, N. Collar, R. Berkley, C. Deppe, P. L. Enríquez, J. L. Petersen, J. L. Rangel Salazar, K. P. Segars, and K. L. Wood (2022). Banggai Scops-Owl (Otus mendeni), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (B. K. Keeney and P. N. Maleko, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.sulsco5.01

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