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São Tomé scops owl (Otus hartlaubi) at its day roost Lagoa Amelia, S&atilde;o Tom&eacute;.<br />
Jan 1, 2018 Geotagged,Otus hartlaubi,São Tomé and Príncipe,São Tomé scops owl,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

São Tomé scops owl (Otus hartlaubi) at its day roost

Lagoa Amelia, São Tomé.
Jan 1, 2018

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  1. That was my other pick for my 1000th, and another highlight of the trip! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Another crazy cool species intro! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks! There is a population on Principe Island that is probably a different species, which so far has only been seen and photographed by one westerner. I didn't get to see that one, but maybe for another trip! Posted 2 years ago
      1. Both your archive of pending photos and your future plans all sound very promising ;) Posted 2 years ago

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The São Tomé scops-owl , alternatively known as petit-duc de Sao Tomé, or autillo de Santo Tomé, is a species of owl in the true owl family which is one of the two families of owl. Within that family, this owl is in the scops owl genus; this is the genus of owls having the largest number of species.

Similar species: Owls
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Jan 14, 2018. Captured Jan 1, 2018 10:32 in Unnamed Road, São Tomé and Príncipe.
  • PENTAX K-3
  • f/4.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO3200
  • 300mm