French: Petit-duc d’Anjouan German: Anjouan-Zwergohreule Spanish: Autillo de Anjouan
Gurney, Sr, 1889,
Anjouan (Ndzuani), in Comoro Is.
c. 22 cm; male 119 g. Smallish scops-owl with very small ear-tufts. Occurs in dark grey-brown and rufous-brown morphs. Rufous morph with head dusky brown with white spotting... read more
Prolonged whistle, “peeooee” or “peeoo”, recalling Grey Plover (... read more
Restricted to remnant primary forest on mountain slopes above 300 m; also occurs in degraded forest... read more
Food and feeding
No definite information; probably insects.
No confirmed data. Nest probably in cavity in thick tree trunk, e.g. where branch broken off; several records of bird seen perched at... read more
No information; presumably sedentary, with only local movements.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Comoro Islands EBA. Rediscovered in 1992 after more than a century without a scientific record. Speculation that... read more
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