French: Petit-duc de Pemba German: Pemba-Zwergohreule Spanish: Autillo de Pemba
Wete, Pemba, Tanzania.
Pemba I, off N Tanzania.
17–18 cm; no data on body mass. Small, uniformly coloured scops-owl with small ear tufts. Occurs in rufous and brown morphs, with intermediates varying considerably in... read more
Monosyllabic “hu” given at irregular intervals, or in fast runs of 4–6 in 10... read more
Well-wooded and semi-open areas with densely foliaged trees, often in clove and mango... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Mainly insects. Hunts from perch, dropping on to prey; also gleans from foliage and hawks insects in flight. Apparently... read more
No published information. Male with active gonads collected Aug; suspected to breed from Aug–Oct. Nest probably in tree cavity;... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Formerly considered Near Threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Pemba EBA. Formerly common and widespread in native forest and in clove... read more
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