[order] STRIGIFORMES | [family] Strigidae | [latin] Otus mayottensis | [authority] Benson, 1960 | [UK] Mayotte Scops Owl | [FR] Petit duc de Mayotte | [DE] Mayotten-zwergohreule | [ES] – | [NL] Mayotte-schreeuwuil
Members of the genus Otus are the Scops and Screech owls. They are relatively small owls, with short, rounded wings. Most have erectile ear-tufts. Otus is a worldwide genus, containing some 45 species.
Overall plain brown with subtile dark brown barring. Underparts pale brown. Facial disk also brownish with a darkish rim only on the sides. Crown brown streaked darkish brown. Flanks more rufous with short dark streaks. Yellowish iris. Back coverd with faint light spots.
|wingspan min.:||0||cm||wingspan max.:||0||cm|
|size min.:||20||cm||size max.:||22||cm|
|incubation min.:||0||days||incubation max.:||0||days|
|fledging min.:||0||days||fledging max.:||0||days|
Africa : Mayotte Islands,Comoros
Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.