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Grand Comoro Scops-owl Otus pauliani



Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: (Benson, 1960)

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 is classified as Endangered since it has a very small range and population size, 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): 220 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Otus pauliani. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/11/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/11/2018.