The Pemba scops owl is a medium-sized scops-owl with short ear-tufts. Showing page 1. Image by Lars Petersson. The Pemba scops owl is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN because it is restricted to Pemba, the population continues tio decline and there is a loss of habitat as local farmer clear plantations to make way for open agricultural fields and is now it is largely confined to the two small remaining native forests; Ngezi (14 km2 (5.4 sq mi)) and Msitu Mkuu (3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)), and the population is estimated to be between 1,500 and 4,500 breeding pairs, although it is in rapid deciline. The breeding behaviour is almost unknown, although it possibly breeds between August and October and nests in natural holes in trees. On Pemba this owl is found in all wooded habitats from native forest to overgrown plantations of cloves and mango. The bill is black while cere is greenish yellow and the eyes and legs are yellow. Images Pemba scops owl at entrance to nest hole Described as a ‘creature of the night’, the Pemba scops-owl is a mysterious bird, identified with witchcraft by the local inhabitants of its island home. You can also see flying foxes on the walking trails of Ngezi Forest Reserve. The food is mainly insects which may be caught in flight, gleaned from leaves or caught on the ground after a short glide from a perch. event : evt, It is endemic to Pemba Island which is part of and off the coast of Tanzania. The food is mainly insects which may be caught in flight, gleaned from leaves or caught on the ground after a short glide from a perch. The bill is black while cere is greenish yellow and the eyes and legs are yellow. The call is a single “hoo” note which is made at irregular intervals or in a rapid series of 4-6 notes given at intervals ofhalf asecond. Adoptions say; I care about the future of owls! This untouched tract of indigenous forest provides a safe harbor for red colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys and a host of bird species including the much sought-after, endemic Pemba scops owl. window.mc4wp.listeners.push( The Pemba scops owl can be found throughout Pemba Island and is a candidate for the list of endangered species. Typical call - Ngezi Forest, Pemba Island. It is endemic to Pemba Island which is part of and off the coast of Tanzania. Do you want entertaining owl stuff directly to your inbox? December 2014. It starts calling soon after sunset and then hunt. December 2014. The pair duets with the male calls being shorter, and lower in pitch. Summary; Text account; Data table and detailed info; Distribution map; Reference and further resources; Select View Summary; Text account; Data table and detailed info; Distribution map; Reference and further resources; Current view: Text account Justification. Both morphs show a pale scapular band, whitish in the brown morph and pale rufous in the rufous morph. on: function(evt, cb) { The Pemba scops owl was formerly regarded as a subspecies of the Madagascar scops owl Otus rutilus sensu lato due to morphological similarities but genetic research has shown that it is closer to the clade in which the African scops owl Otus senegalensis is situated. Language. { The Pemba scops owls endemic to Pemba, the northern island of Zanzibar, part of Tanzania, off the coast of east Africa. Usually these owls can be found in dense wooded habitats. } The rufous form is browner and the marking contrast more with the plumage. The Pemba Scops-owl, Petit-duc De Pemba, or Autillo De Pemba (Otus pembaensis) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. The owl is known for its medium-sized stature as well is it short ear tufts. Sound Gallery. Join now! No translation memories found. [2] The pair duets with the male calls being shorter, and lower in pitch. [1], The Pemba scops owls endemic to Pemba, the northern island of Zanzibar, part of Tanzania, off the coast of east Africa. It is endemic to Tanzania. The Anjouan scops owl occurs in gray and rufous morphs and has very small ear tufts compared to other scops owls. The Pemba scops owl is a medium-sized scops-owl with short ear-tufts. Pemba Scops-owl Otus pembaensis. Pemba Scops Owl. The gray form is sooty grey with fine buff bars on the head and neck, a dark brown face with fine streaks and brown underparts with very fine brown streaks and vermiculations. It starts calling soon after sunset and then hunt. [2], The call is a single "hoo" note which is made at irregular intervals or in a rapid series of 4-6 notes given at intervals ofhalf asecond. Source: Wikipedia Translation memories are created by human, but computer aligned, which might cause mistakes. [4], The biology of the Pemba scops owl is little known, it is nocturnal and roosts among foliage or in dense undergrowth during the day. listeners: [], Pemba Scops Owl bird information Values; Conservation status: VU - Vulnerable: Synonyms: Pemba Scops-Owl, Russet Scops Owl: Order: Owls / Strigiformes: Family: Owls / Strigidae: Genus: Otus: Breeding region… It is 15 cm (5.9 in) tall with a 45 cm (18 in) wingspan. There are two colour morphs, a brown morph which is mainly pale rufous-brown with light streaking on head and faint barring om paler underparts and a rufous morph which is a bright, rich rufous, that is paler on the underwing coverts. This is due to the populations of globally threatened and range restricted species of bird which includes the Pemba Scops-owl (Otus pembaensis), the Pemba Green-pigeon (Treron pembaensis) and the Pemba Sunbird (Cinnyris pembae) and the Pemba White-eye (Zosterops vaughani) shown below. There are two colour morphs, a brown morph which is mainly pale rufous-brown with light streaking on head and faint barring om paler underparts and a rufous morph which is a bright, rich rufous, that is paler on the underwing coverts. } Two different forms, or morphs, of the Pemba scops-owl exist: a rufous and a brown morph. Explore Pemba Scops-Owl Take Merlin with you in the field!