Mentawai Scops-owl Otus mentawi

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: Chasen & Kloss, 1926

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii);C1

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Justification of Red List category
There are some indications that this species has a moderately small population, occupying a small range, which are both in decline owing to human pressures on forest. However, little is currently known about the species's population size and structure, and the impact of potential threats, and its tolerance of habitat modification means that it is unlikely to be severely fragmented. It is therefore listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 10000-19999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 14,100 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Otus mentawi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/04/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/04/2021.