Sandy Scops Owls

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The Sandy Scops Owl (Otus icterorhynchus) - also commonly referred to as Cinnamon Scops-owl - occurs naturally in Africa.


Recognized Subspecies and Ranges

  • Otus icterorhynchus icterorhynchus (Shelley, 1873) - Nominate Race
    • Range: Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana.

  • Otus icterorhynchus holerythrus (Sharpe, 1901)
    • Range: Southern Cameroon, northern Congo and northern and eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They could possibly occur in northern Gabon.


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