SPECIES

Principe Scops-Owl Otus bikegila Scientific name definitions

Bárbara Freitas and Martim Melo
Version: 1.0 — Published October 24, 2023

Tables and Appendices

Table 1

Morphological measurements* of individual Principe Scops-Owls with their respective institutional catalogue number.

All measures are in millimeters. NA = not available. Morphological measurements – Bill Length from bill tip to where culmen enters feathers; Bill Depth at the anterior end of nares; Bill (Nares): bill length from the anterior end of the nares to the tip; Head + Bill: from the tip of the bill to the opposite point on the back of the skull; P10-4: length of primary feathers.

Catalogue Number MHNCUP-AVE7000 P8-001 P9-037 P9-038
Sex Female (Holotype) Female Female Male
Bill Length 16 19 19 17.4
Bill Width 9 10.9 11.8 10.9
Bill Depth 11.3 10.4 11.9 12.1
Bill (Nares) 11.3 11.7 12.6 11.6
Head + Bill 38.9 44 NA NA
Middle Toe Length 19.9 NA NA NA
Tarsus Length 32.3 34 35.1 30.5
Wing Length 147 148 151 145
Tail Length NA 85 85 75
Body Length NA NA 205 192
P10 NA 82 84 80
P9 NA 104 108 103
P8 NA 116 118 114
P7 NA 122 121 118
P6 NA 120 120 116
P5 NA 119 119 113
P4 NA 115 115 108

* - Table from Melo et al. (Melo et al. 2022).

Recommended Citation

Freitas, B. and M. Melo (2023). Principe Scops-Owl (Otus bikegila), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (N. D. Sly, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.prisco1.01