695. Scops semitorques

695. Rough-footed Scops-Owl.
SCOPS SEMITORQUES.
Scops semitorques (Temm, and Schlegel), Faun. Jap. Aves, p. 25, pl. 8 (1850) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. ii. p. 83 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds,p. 300 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 153 ; S. plumipes (Hume), Rough Notes, p. 397 (1870) ; Sharpe, tom. cit. p. 85.
O-ko-no-ha-dzuku, Jap.
Male ad. (Japan). Differs from S. giu in being somewhat larger, darker and more boldly marked, in having a well defined buff or buffy white collar round the hind-neck, and the legs are more densely covered with Soft feathers, which extend over the major portion of the toes. Gape 0.9, wing 8.8, tail 5.6, tarsus 1.5 inch.
Hab. The Himalayas from Sikhim to Murree, Moupin in China ; the Ussuri country and island of Ascold ; Corea ; Japan.
In habits it does not appear to differ from S. giu. It is said to frequent the wooded portions of the mountains. It nests in the hole of a tree and in May deposits pure white, slightly glossy eggs, which measure from 1.26 by 1.1 to 1.28 by 1.5.
Specimens from the Himalayas are rather smaller than those from Japan.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 1. 1902.
Title in Book: 
695. Scops semitorques
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
695
Year: 
1902
Page No: 
489
Common name: 
Rough Footed Scops Owl
M_ID: 
6362
M_CN: 
Japanese Scops Owl
M_SN: 
Otus semitorques
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
10733

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