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Himalayan Wood Owl ~ Strix newarensis


The Himalayan Wood Owl is a fairly large owl with no ear-tufts. Some authors name this species the Mountain Wood Owl.

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  • Himalayan Wood Owl
  • Himalayan Wood Owl
  • Himalayan Wood Owl


Distribution: Pakistan and Nepal east to China and Taiwan and south to Indochina.

Range of Himalayan Wood Owl (Strix newarensis)
Range of the Himalayan Wood Owl Strix newarensis

Status: Rare and threatened.

Original Description: Hodgson, Brian Houghton. 1836. Asiatic Researches, or Asiatick Research (As.Res.; or transactions of the society instituted in Bengal for inquiring into the history, the antiquities, the arts, and sciences, and literature of Asia) 19: p 168.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

See also: Other owls from The Middle East, Asia, Genus: Strix.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2015-10-30.