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Moluccan Scops Owl
This species has seven recognized subspecies, of which morotensis, leucospilus, obira, magicus, and bouruensis are found in different parts of the Molucca Islands, while albiventris and tempestatis are found in Lesser Sunda Islands.
The subspecies sulaensis, which does seem to be considered a subspecies of Sulawesi Scops Owl by some authorities, is sometimes recognized as a full species Sula Scops-Owl (Otus sulaensis) (Hartert, 1898). The name Sula Islands is considered a synonym of the Moluccan Islands in Wikipedia (Wikipedia entry for Sula Islands)
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