🦋 Celebrate Moth Week 2021 July 17-25 🦋

Rainforest scops owl

Otus rutilus

The rainforest scops owl, also known as the Malagasy scops owl or Madagascar scops owl, is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is found in a large part of eastern Madagascar, but the exact distribution limits between it and the Torotoroka scops owl, with which it was long considered conspecific, require further study. The natural habitat of the rainforest scops owl is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.