|Rainforest Scops Owl|
|Common Name||Malagasy Scops Owl and Madagascar Scops Owl|
The Rainforest scops owl (Otus rutilus), also known as the Malagasy scops owl or Madagascar scops owl, is a species of scops owl in the Strigidae family. It is found in a large part of eastern Madagascar, but the exact distribution limits between it and the Torotoroka scops owl (Otus madagascariensis), with which it was long considered conspecific, require further study. The natural habitat of the rainforest scops owl is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.