Seychelles Scops-owl Otus insularis

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: (Tristram, 1880)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it has an extremely small population, which is probably stable. Its population size and very small range on one island make it susceptible to stochastic events, such as extreme weather events and the introduction of alien taxa.

Population size: 249-300

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 46 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Otus insularis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2021.