Anjouan Scops-owl Otus capnodes

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: (Gurney, 1889)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,v); C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species's prospects are currently uncertain as statistics on forest loss on Anjouan are unreliable. Recent evidence suggests that it can adapt to human-affected forest areas where large trees remain, and a recent study suggests that the population may be considerably larger than previously feared. Given this new evidence this species has been downlisted to Endangered, though it is still considered to have a small population which is likely to be declining owing to continuing habitat destruction and degradation in its small range.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Dahari

Population size: 2300-3600 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 350 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Otus capnodes. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/anjouan-scops-owl-otus-capnodes on 01/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/12/2023.