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Rainforest Scops Owl
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Information
Common Name Malagasy Scops Owl and Madagascar Scops Owl
Range eastern Madagascar.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Strigiformes
Family Strigidae
Genus Otus
Species Otus rutilus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

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.

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