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[[Image:Serendib_Scops_Owl.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|Rob+Hutchinson|Rob Hutchinson}}<br>[[Kitugala]], [[Sri Lanka]]]]
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==Identification==
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Discovered in 2001.
  
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16.5cm.  Short-tail,  reddish-brown, yellow to orange eye, but more orange in males. No ear-tufts, weakly defined facial disc, and only the very top parts of the lower leg are feathered.
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==Distribution==
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Endemic to a small area in southwest [[Sri Lanka]].<br />
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Most records are from [[Sinharaja]] and [[Kitulgala]].
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==Taxonomy==
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==Habitat==
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Rainforests.
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==Behaviour==
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Nocturnal.  During the first two hours of darkness the owl hunts in the undergrowth for beetles and moths.
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It roosts close to the ground where it is camouflaged.
 
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{{GSearch|Otus+thilohoffmanni}}
  
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Otus thilohoffmanni

Identification

Discovered in 2001.

16.5cm. Short-tail, reddish-brown, yellow to orange eye, but more orange in males. No ear-tufts, weakly defined facial disc, and only the very top parts of the lower leg are feathered.

Distribution

Endemic to a small area in southwest Sri Lanka.
Most records are from Sinharaja and Kitulgala.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Rainforests.

Behaviour

Nocturnal. During the first two hours of darkness the owl hunts in the undergrowth for beetles and moths.

It roosts close to the ground where it is camouflaged.

External Links

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