Visayan Scops-owl Otus nigrorum

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: Rand, 1950

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This recently-split and poorly-known scops-owl is thought to have a small population with no more than 1,000 mature individuals in each subpopulation, and to be experiencing a continuing decline owing to on-going habitat loss and degradation. It has therefore been classified as Vulnerable.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 41,100 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Otus nigrorum. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.