Oriental Bird Images

Sulawesi Scops Owl Otus manadensis manadensis   - Pair
Sulawesi Scops Owl
Photographer : © Hans Peeters
Location :Tangkoko National Park, northern Sulawesi, Indonesia
Date : 23 August 2016
English synonyms:Sulawesi Scops-Owl, Celebes Scops Owl, Celebes Scops-Owl
Bird Family :Strigidae - Typical Owls
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Two more-obvious colour phases sitting together, and very likely RSD, with the larger female on the right. Not a great picture, but it shows the remarkable difference not only in colour but also in pattern. While the larger individual is clearly browner (reddish?) in color, I'm not sure it qualifies for the rufous phase, which is supposedly very scarce. - HP
Taxonomic Notes :Species endemic to Siau and Sulawesi, Indonesia.