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SPECIES INFO

The Moheli Scops Owl, Otus moheliensis, is an owl endemic to the Comoro Islands.

This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae.

This owl is found on only one mountain on the island of Mohéli. It has an estimated population of 400. It is classified as Critically Endangered due to it being restricted to such as small area, which is being rapidly deforested.





                                     



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