Genus Otus

Otus

 

Pennant, Thomas. 1769. Indian Zoology (Indn. Zool.), p 3.

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Otus sagittatus

White-fronted Scops Owl

Cassin, John. 1849. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 4 (1848), p. 121-123.

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Otus rufescens

Reddish Scops Owl, Rufous Scops Owl

Horsfield, Thomas. 1821. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 13, pt. 1, Spec 4, p. 140.

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O. r. malayensis

 

(Hachisuka) 1934. The Birds of the Philippine Islands, with notes on the mammal fauna, pt. 3, p. 52, note.

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Otus thilohoffmannii

Serendib Scops Owl

(Warakagoda & Rasmussen) 2004, Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 124, No.2, pages 85 - 105.

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Otus icterorhynchus

Cinnamon Scops Owl, Sandy Scops Owl

Shelley, Capt. George Ernest. 1873. Ibis, 3rd Series, vol. 3: p 138.

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O. i. holerythrus

 

(Sharpe) 1901. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 12, p. 3.

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Otus ireneae

Sokoke Scops Owl

Ripley, S. Dillon. 1966. Ibis 108: p136.

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Otus balli

Andaman Scops Owl

Hume, Allan Octavian. 1873. Stray Feathers (Str. Feath.) 1: p 407-408.

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Otus alfredi

Flores Scops Owl

Hartert, Ernst Johann Otto. 1897. Novitates Zoologicae (Novit. Zool.; British Museum of Natural History, London) 4: p 527-528.

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Otus spilocephalus

Mountain Scops Owl, Spotted Scops Owl

Blyth, Edward. 1846. The Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal (J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal) 15: p 8-9

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O. s. huttoni

 

(Hume) 1870, My Scrapbook - Rough Notes on Indian Oology and Ornithology, pt. 1, No. 2, pages 390-393.

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O. s. latouchi

 

(Rickett) 1900. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 10, p. 56-57.

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O. s. hambroecki

 

(Swinhoe) 1870. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 4, no. 6, p. 153.

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O. s. siamensis

 

(Robinson & Kloss) 1922. Journal of the Federation Malay States Museum, 10, p. 261.

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O. s. vulpes

 

(Ogilvie-Grant) 1906. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 19, p. 11.

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O. s. vandewateri

 

(Robinson & Kloss) 1916. Journal of the Straits British Royal Asiatic Society, no.73, p. 275-276.

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O. s. luciae

 

(Sharpe) 1888, Ibis, 5th. series, Vol.6, page 478.

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Otus brookii

Rajah Scops Owl

Sharpe, Richard Bowdler. 1892. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club (BBOC) 1: p 4.

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O. b. solokensis

 

(Hartert) 1893. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 1, p. 39-40.

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Otus angelinae

Javan Scops Owl

Finsch, Friedrich Hermann Otto. 1912. Ornithologische Monatsberichte, 20, pages 156-159.

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Otus mentawi

Mentawai Scops Owl

Chasen, Frederick Nutter, & Kloss. 1926. Ibis, 12th Series, vol. 2: p 279.

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Otus bakkamoena

Indian Scops Owl
Formerly grouped with Collared Scops Owl

Pennant, Thomas. 1769. Indian Zoology (Indn. Zool.): p 3, pl. 3.

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O. b. plumipes

 

(Hume) 1870, My Scrapbook - Rough Notes on Indian Oology and Ornithology, pt. 1, No. 2, pages 397-398.

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O. b. gangeticus

 

(Ticehurst) 1922. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 42, p.122.

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O. b. deserticolor

 

(Ticehurst) 1922. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 42, p. 57.

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O. b. marathae

 

(Ticehurst) 1922. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 42, p. 122.

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O. b. condorensis

 

(Kloss) 1930. Journal of the Siam Society of Natural History Supplement, 8, p. 81-82.

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Otus lettia

Collared Scops Owl

Hodgson, Brian Houghton. 1836, Asiatic Researches, 19, pages 176-177.

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O. l. erythrocampe

 

(Swinhoe) 1874, Ibis, 3rd. series, Vol.4, pages 269-270.

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O. l. glabripes

 

(Swinhoe) 1870. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 4, no. 6, p. 152-153.

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O. l. umbratilis

 

(Swinhoe) 1870, Ibis, New series, Vol.6, page 342 (note).

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Otus lempiji

Sunda Scops Owl
Originally described as Strix, formerly grouped with Collared Scops

(Horsfield, Thomas). 1821, Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 13, pt. 1, Spec 6, page 140.

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O. l. hypnodes

 

(Deignan) 1950. The Auk, 67, p.196.

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O. l. kangeanus

 

Mayr) 1938. Bulletin of the Raffles Museum, no.14, p. 14.

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Otus semitorques

Japanese Scops Owl

Temminck, Coenraad Jacob, & Schlegel, Hermann. 1844. Fauna Japonica, sive descriptio Animalium, quae in itinere per Japoniam...suscepto, annis 1823-30 collegit, notis, observaionibus et adumbrationibus illustravit P. F. de Sieboldt. Conjunctis studiis C. J. Temminck et H. Schlegel pro Vertebratis atque W. de Haan pro Invertibratis elaborata (FaunaJap. Aves[Sieboldt]): p 24, pl. 8.

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O. s. ussuriensis

 

(Buturlin) 1910, Messager Ornithologique, 1, page 119.

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O. s. pryeri

 

(Gurney) 1889, Ibis, 6th. series, Vol. 1, pages 302-305.

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Otus fuliginosus

Palawan Scops Owl

Sharpe, Richard Bowdler. 1888. Ibis, 5th Series, vol. 6: p 197.

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Otus megalotis

Philipine Scops Owl, Whitehead's Scops Owl

Walden. 1875. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London (Trans. Zool. Soc. London) 9: p 145.

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O. m. everetti

 

(Tweeddale) 1878. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, part 4, p. 942.

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O. m. nigrorum

 

( Rand) 1950, Natural History Miscellanea (The Chicago Academy of Sciences), No. 72, pages 1-5.

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Otus silvicola

Lesser Sunda Scops Owl, Wallace's Scops Owl

(Wallace) 1863, Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, pt.3, pages 487-488.

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Otus mirus

Mindanao Scops Owl

Ripley, S. Dillon, & Rabor, Dioscoro S. 1968. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington (Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash.) 81: p 31-33.

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Otus longicornis

Luzon Scops Owl

Ogilvie-Grant, William Robert. 1894. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club (BBOC) 3: p 51.

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Otus mindorensis

Mindoro Scops Owl

Whitehead, Bret M. 1899. Ibis, 7th Series, vol. 5: p 98-99.

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Otus brucei

Pallid Scops Owl, Striated Scops Owl, Bruce's Scops Owl

Hume, Allan Octavian. 1872. Stray Feathers (Str. Feath.) 1: p 8-10.

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O. b. obsoletus

 

(Cabanis) 1875. Journal fur Ornithologie, 23, p. 126.

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O. b. semenowi

 

(Zarudny & Härms) 1902. Ornithologische Monatsberichte, 10, p. 49-52.

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O. b. exiguus

 

(Mukherjee) 1958. Records of the Indian Museum, Vol. 53, p. 301-302.

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Otus senegalensis

African Scops Owl
Originally described as Scops

Swainson, William. 1837, The Naturalist's Library, Vol. 11, Ornithology, Birds of Western Africa, Part 1, pages 127-129.

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O. s. pamelae

 

(Bates) 1937. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 57, p. 150.

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O. s. feae

 

(Salvadori) 1903. Memorie della Academia della Scienze di Torino, ser.2, 53, p. 95-96.

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O. s. socotranus

 

(Ogilvie-Grant & Forbes) 1899. Bulletin of the Liverpool Museum, 2, p. 2.

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O. s. nivosus

 

(Keith & Twomey) 1968. Ibis, 110, p. 538-539.

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Otus scops

Common Scops Owl, Eurasian Scops Owl

Linnaeus, Carolis. 1758. Systema Naturae (Syst. Nat.) ed. 10: p 92.

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O. s. pulchellus

 

(Pallas) 1770. Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs, p. 456 (8).

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O. s. cyprius

 

(Madarász) 1901. Termeszetr Fuzetek, 24, p. 272.

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O. s. turanicus

 

(Loudon) 1905. Ornithologische Monatsberichte, 13, p. 129-130.

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O. s. cycladum

 

(Tschusi) 1904. Ornithologisches Jahrbuch, 15, p. 104.

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O. s. mallorcae

 

(von Jordans) 1924. Journal fur Ornithologie, 72, p. 407-409.

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Otus sunia

Oriental Scops Owl
Originally described as Scops

Hodgson, Brian Houghton. 1836, Asiatic Researches, 19, pages 175-176.

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O. s. japonicus

 

(Temminck & Schlegel) 1842. In Siebold, Fauna Japonica, Aves, p. 27, pl. 9.

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O. s. malayanus

 

(Hay) 1847. Madras Journal of Literature and Science, 13, pt. 2, p. 147-148.

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O. s. modestus

 

(Walden) 1874. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, ser. 4, no. 13, p. 123-124.

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O. s. rufipennis

 

(Sharpe) 1875. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum, 2, Striges, p. 60.

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O. s. stictonotus

 

(Sharpe) 1875. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum, 2, Striges, p. 54, pl. 3, fig. 2.

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O. s. nicobaricus

 

(Hume) 1877. Stray Feathers, 4, p. 283.

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O. s. leggei

 

(Ticehurst) 1923. Ibis, p. 242. (New name for Scops minuta legge, 1878).

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O. s. distans

 

(Friedmann & Deignan) 1939. Journal of the Washington Academy of Science, 29, p. 287-291.

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Otus flammeolus

Flammulated Owl

Kaup, Johannes Jacob. 1852. In W. Jardine (ed.), Contributions for Ornithology for 1848-52, page 111

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Otus magicus

Moluccan Scops Owl

Muller, Salomon. 1841, Verhandelingen over de Natuurlijke Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Overzeesche Bezittingen, pt.4, p. 110

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O. m. leucospila

 

(G.R.Gray) 1861. Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London, pt. 28, no. 3 (1860), p. 344.

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O. m. albiventris

 

(Sharpe) 1875. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum, 2, Striges, p. 78, pl. 8, fig. 1.

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O. m. morotensis

 

(Sharpe) 1875. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum, 2, Striges, p. 75, pl. 7, fig. 1.

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O. m. bouruensis

 

(Sharpe) 1875. Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum, 2, Striges, p. 73, pl. 7, fig. 2.

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O. m. sulaensis

 

(Hartert) 1898. Novitates Zoologicae, 5 p. 126.

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O. m. tempestatis

 

(Hartert) 1904. Novitates Zoologicae, 11, p. 190-191.

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O. m. obira

 

(Jany) 1955. Journal fur Ornithologie, 96, p. 106.

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Otus mantananensis

Mantanani Scops Owl

Sharpe, Richard Bowdler. 1892. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club (BBOC) 1: p 4.

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O. m. sibutuensis

 

(Sharpe) 1893. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 3, p. 9.

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O. m. cuyensis

 

(McGregor) 1904. Bulletin of the Philippines Museum, no.4, p. 17.

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O. m. romblonis

 

(McGregor) 1905. Bulletin of the Bureau of Government Laboratories, no. 25, p. 12-13.

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Otus elegans

Ryukyu Scops Owl, Elegant Scops Owl

Cassin, John. 1852. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia , 6, p 185-186.

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O. e. calayensis

 

(McGregor) 1904. Bulletin of the Philippines Museum, no. 4, p. 18.

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O. e. interpositus

 

(Kuroda) 1923. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club, 43, p. 122-123.

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O. e. botelensis

 

(Kuroda) 1928. Tori, vol. 5, no. 25, English text, p. 26-27.

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Otus manadensis

Celebes Scops Owl, Sulawesi Scops Owl, Magic Scops Owl

Quoy, Jean Rene Constant & Gaimard, Jean Paul. 1830. Voyage de découvertes de l’Astrolabe exécuté par order du Roi, pendant les années 1826-1827-1828-1829, sous le commandement de m.J. Dumont d’Urville. Zoologie. (Paris. 268 p). 1, pages 170-171. Atlas Ois. pl. 2, fig. 2.

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O. m. kalidupae

 

(Hartert) 1903. Novitates Zoologicae, 10, p. 21-22.

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O. m. mendeni

 

(Neumann) 1939. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club, 59, p. 106.

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O. m. siaoensis

 

(Schlegel) 1873. Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Revue méthodique et critique des Collections déposés dans cet Établissement, livr. 10. Aves Noctuae, p. 13

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Otus collari

Sangihe Scops Owl

Lambert, Frank R., & Rasmussen, Pamela. 1998. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club (BBOC) 118: p 207-217.

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Otus beccarii

Biak island Scops Owl, Beccari Scops Owl

Salvadori, Tommaso. 1876. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova, 7 (1875), p. 906-907.

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Otus insularis

Seychelles Scops Owl, Bare-legged Scops Owl

Tristram, Henry Baker. 1880. Ibis, 4th Series, vol. 4, p. 458-459.

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Otus umbra

Mentaur Scops Owl, Simeulue Scops Owl

Richmond , Charles Wallace. 1903. Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum, 26, p. 494-495.

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Otus enganensis

Enggano Scops Owl

Riley, Joseph Harvey. 1927. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 40, p. 93-94.

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Otus alius

Nicobar Scops Owl

Rasmussen, Pamela. 1998. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club (BBOC) 118: p 143-151, pl. 3.

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Otus pembaensis

Pemba Scops Owl

Pakenham, Richard Hercules Wingfield. 1937. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club (BBOC) 57: p 112. See Rasmussen, P.C, et al,; refer to Otus insularis for citation.

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Otus pauliani

Grand Comoro Scops Owl

Benson, Constantine Walter. 1960. Ibis 103B: p 60-66.

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Otus capnodes

Anjouan Scops Owl

Gurney, John Henry. 1889. Ibis, 6th Series, vol. 1, p. 104-107.

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Otus moheliensis

Mohéli Scops Owl

Lafontaine, René-Marie & Moulaert, Nathalie. 1998. Journal of African Ornithology, 112(2), p. 163-169.

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Otus rutilus

Madagascar Scops Owl, Malagasy Scops Owl

Pucheran, Jacques. 1849. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et appliquée, Ser. 2 vol. 1, p. 29.

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Otus mayottensis

Mayotte Scops Owl
Now considered a subspecies of Otus rutilus

Benson, Constantine Walter. 1960. Ibis 103B, p. 60-63.

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Otus madagascariensis

Torotoroka Scops Owl

Grandidier, Alfred. 1867. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et appliquée, ser. 2, 19, p. 85-86.

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Otus hartlaubi

São Thomé Scops Owl

Giebel, Christoph, & Gottfried, Andreus. 1872. Thesaurus ornithologiae 1, p. 448.

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