Ryukyu Scops-owl Otus elegans

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: (Cassin, 1852)

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species occurs on a number of small islands and has a very small global range which is under pressure from habitat conversion. However, the species is not regarded as severely fragmented or restricted to a few locations, thus it is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 404,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Otus elegans. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/08/2022.