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I took this photo during my visit to the Kirindy reserve on the west of Madagascar. The Madagascar Scops Owl is endemic to Madagascar, but is widely distributed throughout the island. This Owl might also be known as a Torotoroka Scops Owl but it seems this is not recognised as a separate species by Birdlife so this and the Madagascar Scops Owl are now considered the same species (2007). It is quite confusing actually, so I would welcome some comments and corrections if you know anything more about this bird!