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Philippine Scops Owl Otus megalotis   - Adult
Philippine Scops Owl
Photographer : © David Fisher/Sunbird
Location :Bangkong Kahoy Valley, Quezon Province, Luzon, Philippines
Date : 11 May 2017
English synonyms:Philippine Scops-Owl, Oriental Screech Owl, Oriental Screech-Owl, Whitehead's Scops Owl, Whitehead's Scops-Owl, Luzon Scops Owl, Luzon Scops-Owl, Luzon Lowland Scops Owl, Luzon Lowland Scops-Owl
Bird Family :Strigidae - Typical Owls
Bird Group :STRIGIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
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Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to the Philippines (Catanduanes, Luzon and Marinduque).

Note that the forms O. (m.) nigrorum and O. (m.) everetti, which were formerly treated as conspecific, are now regarded as separate species under the names Negros Scops Owl and Everett's Scops Owl.

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