Mindanao Highland Scops-owl Otus mirus

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: Ripley & Rabor, 1968

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This apparently rare species is restricted to montane forests at a few locations on Mindanao and is estimated to have a very small range. Although forests in its range have not been adversely impacted by logging to date, they may be threatened by future operations, and the species is consequently listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 17,700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Otus mirus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/mindanao-highland-scops-owl-otus-mirus on 26/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/09/2023.