SPECIES

Principe Scops-Owl Otus bikegila Scientific name definitions

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

Photos from this Account

Principe Scops-Owl (gray-brown morph).
Possible Definitive Basic Principe Scops-Owl, rufous morph.
Possible Definitive Basic Principe Scops-Owl, rufous morph.
Possible Definitive Basic Principe Scops-Owl, gray-brown morph.
Possible Definitive Basic Principe Scops-Owl, gray-brown morph.
Possible Definitive Basic Principe Scops-Owl, gray-brown morph.

The upperparts are rufous in both color morphs. The upperwing feathers appear uniform in generation and wear, which would indicate Definitive Basic over Formative Plumage assuming the Preformative Molt of upperwing coverts is incomplete as in most other owls.

Principe Scops-Owl in its habitat; Principe.

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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