LC
Cyprus Scops-owl Otus cyprius



Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: (von Madarász, 1901)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population is moderate small to large, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Population size: 10000-24000

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 14,400 km2

Country endemic: Yes


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Otus cyprius. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/08/2020.