Sokoke Scops-owl Otus ireneae

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: Ripley, 1966

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This owl is listed as Endangered because it has a very small, severely fragmented range, within which its population and the quality of its habitat is declining. In Tanzania the owl inhabits a coastal forest that, while still extensive, is under some pressure from fires, encroachment and tree-cutting.

Population size: 2500-9999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4,800 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Otus ireneae. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/sokoke-scops-owl-otus-ireneae on 05/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 05/03/2024.