Warakagoda and Rasmussen, 2004,
Morapitiya–Runakanda proposed reserve, 100 m, south-west Sri Lanka.
Known from a single collected specimen and a few field observations. Although this species resembles other rufous scops-owls, it exhibits some marked differences, notably in skeletal characters and voice, and is undoubtedly a separate species; it may even merit separation in its own genus. Monotypic.
SW Sri Lanka.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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