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Pallid Scops Owl

(Otus brucei)
Alternate name(s): "Striated Scops Owl", "Bruce's Scops Owl"
Size: 20-22 cm

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Pallid Scops Owl at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Sightings

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Photos

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ADULT

Pallid Scops Owl looking towards the camera
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

Here the same Pallid Scops Owl as above, seen looking forward
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

... and here a Pallid Scops Owl seen looking backwards
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

Close-up lateral view of an adult Pallid Scops Owl
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

View of the back of a Pallid Scops Owl's head
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

Adult Pallid Scops Owl that has caught a juicy locust
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

The same Pallid Scops Owl as shown above, now looking towards an area from which a rasping sound could be heard
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

The source of the rasping sound was this young Pallid Scops Owl calling to be fed
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

The Pallid Scops Owl chick was curious and came to check out the source of light that was illuminating it
[Campus of Sultan Qaboos University, near Muscat, February 2010]

Food, Diet

Like other members of the owl family, Pallid Scops Owls are carnivores. They prey on large insects and other small animals.

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