Biak scops owl
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Otus
O. beccarii
Binomial name
Otus beccarii

(Salvadori, 1876)

The Biak scops owl is an owl endemic to the twin islands of BiakSupiori in Geelvink Bay, Papua (formerly Irian Jaya), Indonesia. It is classified as Vulnerable due to its very small range and destruction of its habitat. Biak Scops Owls (Scops beccarii Salvadori) are 20–25 cm birds from the Genus Outs contain 45 other species. Biak Scops are frequently seen as dark brown and dark rufous forms with long ear tufts and pale a whitish brown facial disc. Baik’s are very small creatures, but have hoarse, corvid- like voices. Their diet mostly consist of small vertebrates or insects, although due to being an ongoing decline they are seldom seen; however, most are found in Blaik Island in heavy wooded areas near villages in Supiori Islands off northwest New Guinea. However, the reproducing of Biak Scops Owls is unknown and is still in the process of studying.