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Pallid Scops Owl
(Redirected from Striated Scops Owl)
Alternative name: Striated Scops-Owl
Distincly streaked on back and wing coverts due to black feather-shafts. Similar in appearance to the Common Scops Owl but with more distinct streaks on the back and less intricate markings. Lack the impression of bark that the plumage of CSO gives, and has only a faint dark rim around the facial disk which is paler than in CSO.
Four subspecies are recognized: brucei, obsoletus, semenovi, and exiguus.
Semi-open country with trees and bushes.
Its diet includes insects, lizards, spiders, and small mammals. It occasionally hunts during the day.
Breeding takes place any time between April and June, where 4 to 6 eggs are laid in a tree cavity, such as a woodpecker hole. Incubation takes approximately 27 days, and the juveniles are fledged at 30 days.
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