Mahé Island, Seychelles.
Originally placed in monotypic genus Gymnoscops on basis of its unfeathered tarsi and feet, and vestigial ear-tufts. Formerly considered a race of O. rutilus, but vocalizations totally dissimilar. Sometimes treated as race of O. magicus, this supported by voice comparisons, but morphological differences suggest better regarded as separate species#R. Recent genetic analyses indicate that it is closer to O. sunia than to other Malagasy scops-owls#R#R, and also suggest that it is close to O. socotranus#R. Monotypic.
Mahé I, in Seychelles. Unconfirmed reports also from Praslin and Félicité.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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