Arabian Scops Owl, taxon pamelae

Arabian Scops Owl, taxon pamelae
Species: Arabian Scops-owl   Otus pamelae
Author: Phil Gregory
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Added to IBC: 24 Jan 2014 - 17:56
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14 meters
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4 or 5 birds were calling at dusk in the thorn scrub here, this is i suspect a male as it was lower pitched than some others. Very distinct to both African Scops and Socotra Scops Owl calls, and very hard to see! I made two dusk and one pre-dawn effort with just one glimpse as the reward

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This is the most up-to-date checklist of bird species and subspecies recorded in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, including Iran and the Arabian Peninsula – the ‘greater’ Western Palearctic. Species are presented in systematic order, and each species entry includes scientific and English names, taxonomic notes, distribution and range/vagrancy occurrences within the region.


Phil Gregory, IBC1132853. Accessible at

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Phil Gregory, IBC1132853. Sound recording of Arabian Scops-owl Otus pamelae at Ayn Hamran, Oman. Accessible at

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