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Grand Comoro Scops-owl Otus pauliani
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Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: (Benson, 1960)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Critically Endangered since it has an extremely small range, occurring at only one location, an active volcano where clearance of forest for agriculture by the island's large and increasing human population is causing a continuing decline in the area of suitable habitat, and thus its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy, and population.



Population size: 1300

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 99 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Otus pauliani. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2017.