Commerson's Scops Owl

The extinct Mauritius Owl , also called Commerson's, Sauzier's or Newton's Owl, was endemic to the Mascarene island of Mauritius. It is known from a collection of subfossil bones, a detailed sketch made by de Jossigny in 1770, a no less detailed description by Desjardins of a bird shot in 1836, and a number of brief reports about owls, the first being those of Van Westzanen in 1602 and Matelief in 1606.

The Commerson's Scops Owl is classified as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

Nothing known about the Commerson's Scops Owl

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Mascarenotus
Species : sauzieri
Authority : (Newton & Gadow, 1893)