This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Otus senegalensis, O. feae, O. pamelae and O. socotranus (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as O. senegalensis. Before then, O. senegalensis, plus O. scops, O. sunia and O. alius (the latter three sensu del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were split following Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993), AOU (1998) and Rasmussen (1998). Prior to that, all these taxa had been lumped as O. scops following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Otus senegalensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2016.