Seychelles Scops-owl Otus insularis

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: (Tristram, 1880)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,v); C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a tiny range. It is known only from one locality and is experiencing a continuing reduction in habitat quality through development, disease, and invasive species. It is therefore listed as Critically Endangered. 

Population size: 200-280

Population trend: Decreasing

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 (2023) Species factsheet: Otus insularis. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/09/2023.