Family Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Vulnerable

Javan Scops-owl (Otus angelinae)


Taxonomy

French: Petit-duc de Java German: Angelina-Zwergohreule Spanish: Autillo de Java
Taxonomy:

Pisorhina angelinae

Finsch

, 1912,

Pangerango Mountain, 6000 feet [c. 2000 m], Java

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Probably closest to O. brookii. Sometimes treated as conspecific with that species or with O. spilocephalus or, alternatively, as including race vandewateri of latter, but differs in morphology and also in far less vocal habits. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Java#R.

Descriptive notes

c. 16–18 cm; 75–91 g. Fairly small scops-owl with light rusty-brown facial disc and prominent white eyebrows extending into ear tufts; upperparts... read more

Voice

Generally relatively silent. Far less vocal than O. spilocephalus, and often habitually... read more

Habitat

Favours primary montane forest with well-developed understorey from c. 1500–2000 m elevation... read more

Food and feeding

Primarily insects, including beetles, grasshoppers and crickets, and especially mantids; occasional reports of small lizards and snakes... read more

Breeding

Very poorly known; the nest apparently is undescribed. Three family groups reported in the literature, each with two recently fledged young... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Java and Bali Forests EBA. Known from two localities in W Java, Gunung Gede/Pangrango National Park and Gunung... read more

Recommended citation

Holt, D.W., Berkley, R., Deppe, C., Enríquez Rocha, P., Petersen, J.L., Rangel Salazar, J.L., Segars, K.P., Wood, K.L. & Marks, J.S. (2019). Javan Scops-owl (Otus angelinae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/54945 on 25 June 2019).