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Sokoke Scops-Owl

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Alternate name
Otus ireneae Scientific name
Strigiformes Order
Strigidae Family
1618 cm Length
Tropical forest, dominated by Cynometra and Brachylaena, between 200 & 400m. Found. in Kenya and Tanzania Habitat-Altitude-Range
Insects & small vertebrates Food  
2160 World Number
Endangered Status

Photo by Megan Perkins all rights reserved

Sokoke forest, Kenya This habitat must be protected

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25/10/2009 500,000

28/02/2012 870,300



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