Otus senegalensis pamelæ
Dailami, Wadi Bisha, Arabia.
Until recently treated as conspecific with O. senegalensis (including O. socotranus), but molecular evidence suggests that it may be closer to (but still very distinct from) O. scops#R; it differs from O. senegalensis in its song (harsher, higher and more protracted notes: 3); larger size with notably longer tarsus#R (effect size against Kenya sample 3.41; score 2); duskier in background plumage with much less contrasting streaking (reduced blackish streaks and no whitish feathering) (3). Birds in mountains of N Somalia appear to have similar song, and may belong in this species. Monotypic.
SW Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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