Species names in all available languages
|English (UK)||Moluccan Scops Owl|
|English (United States)||Moluccan Scops-Owl|
|Spanish (Spain)||Autillo moluqueño|
Guy M. Kirwan revised and standardized the account's content with Clements taxonomy. Philipp N. Maleko curated the media and copyedited the account.
Otus magicus (Müller, S, 1841)
- magica / magicus
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Moluccan Scops-Owl Otus magicus Scientific name definitions
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Throughout its range the Moluccan Scops-Owl occupies primary forest habitats, especially coastal swamp forests, as well as second growth and other degraded forests (e.g., 22, 23). It is also occasionally found on forested limestone cliffs, in trees near settlements, and in palm plantations (2, 4). This is principally a lowland species, occurring mostly below 900 m in elevation (24, 8); however, on several islands it has been recorded higher, for example at 1,200 m on Obi (22), 1,500 m on Flores (2), and at 1,630 m on Seram (25, 23).