Moheli Scops-owl Otus moheliensis

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: Lafontaine & Moulaert, 1998

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 scops-owl has a very small range and population size, occurring on only one island, though new information suggests that the species may be much more widespread on Moheli than previously thought. 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. Therefore, the species is now listed as Endangered.

Population size: 260

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 250 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Otus moheliensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/01/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/01/2022.