Philippine Scops Owl
IMG 2885A 2
Range Philippines
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Strigiformes
Family Strigidae
Genus Otus
Species Otus megalotis
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Philippine scops owl (Otus megalotis), is a species of scops owl endemic to the Philippines. Everett's scops owl and Negros scops owls were formerly considered conspecific.


Philippine scops owls prey at night on insects. They live alone or in monogamous pairs. They breed throughout the year, laying clutches of 1-2 eggs. They nest in tree holes in lowland forests of Luzon, Catanduanes and Marinduque.

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