|Presence In Israel||Resident|
|Nesting In Israel||Breeder|
|Migration Types||Short Range / Partial|
|Zoography Zones||Irano-Turanian, Sudano-Zambezian|
|Landscape Formations||Plains & Valleys, Rural Area|
|Diet Types||Invertebrate, Vertebrate|
|Foraging Grounds||Ground, Trees and Shrubs|
|Body Sizes||Small (up to 500g)|
The Pallid Scops-owl is a very small owl that inhabits trees. It resembles the Oriental Scops-owl, but is paler and its legs are covered with feathers. Plumage is light grey with a pattern of dark streaks. It feeds mainly on insects and other arthropods and rarely on small birds and rodents.
- פז, ע. 1986. עופות. מתוך אלון, ע. (עורך), החי והצומח של ארץ ישראל. כרך 6. הוצאת משרד הביטחון, ישראל.
- Ben-Dov, A. & Kiat, Y. 2015. Breeding Pallid Scops Owls in Rift valley, Israel, in spring 2015. Dutch Birding.
- Shirihai, H., 1996. The Birds of Israel. Academic Press, London.
- Symes, A. 2013. Species generation lengths. Unpublished, BirdLife International.
- Species page at Birdlife International
Current Occupancy Map
The maps presented here provide visual information on the distribution of species in Israel in the past and present, and the changes in occupancy and nesting density during the comparison period. For further reading
Relative Abundance 2010-2020
Breeding density values as calculated from observation records and expert opinions.
Relative Abundance 1980-1990
Breeding density values are based mainly on the book Birds of Israel (Shirihai 1996).
Occupancy difference 1990-2020
A map that expresses differences in the breeding distribution between the evaluation periods (1980-1990 versus 2010-2020). Negative value - species previously present but is currently absent, positive value - species has not been recorded previously and is currently present, zero - no change in occupancy.
Relative abundance difference 1990-2020
A map that reflects the changes in the relative abundance of the species between the evaluation periods (1980-1990 versus 2010-2020). Negative values - decline in abundance, positive values - increase in abundance, zero - no change in abundance.