Otus rutilus mayottensis
La Convalescence, Mayotte, Comoro Islands.
Until recently was considered conspecific with O. rutilus, but differs on account of its song (slow sequence of longer, deeper calls vs rapid sequence of brief calls) (3); larger size, with no overlap in wing, bill or tarsus (effect size for tarsus 5.13, score 3); darker underparts and tarsal feathering (at least 1); more prominently streaked and barred throat (at least 1); reduced dark rim of facial disc (ns); much darker background colour overall (ns); less prominent streaking on mantle (ns); and relatively short, less strongly barred tail (ns)#R#R.
Maore (Mayotte), in Comoro Is.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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