Q. With reference to the Annobon scops-owl, consider the following statements:
1. It is endemic to Western Ghats of India.
2. It has been classified as ‘critically endangered’ under IUCN Red list.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
- The Annobon scops-owl has an estimated population of fewer than 250 and is restricted to Annobon Island off West Africa. (Statement 1 is incorrect)
- Recently, it has been classified as ‘critically endangered’ because of rapid habitat loss and degradation. (Statement 2 is correct)