Moheli Scops-owl Otus moheliensis
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Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: Lafontaine & Moulaert, 1998

Red List Category

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

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Justification of Red List category
This scops-owl is classified as Critically Endangered because it has an extremely small range, occurring on only one mountain ridge. There has been a continuing decline in the area and quality of habitat, from which it is suspected that there has been a continuing decline in its extent of occurrence, area of occupancy and the number of mature individuals. New information suggests that the species may be much more widespread than previously thought, further work is needed to confirm this.

Population size: 260

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 21 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Otus moheliensis. Downloaded from on 22/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/10/2017.