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New Britain Hawk Owl ~ Ninox odiosa


The New Britain Hawk Owl is a small owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Russet Hawk Owl, New Britain Boobook or the Russet Boobook.

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  • New Britain Hawk Owl


Distribution: Endemic to New Britain in the Bismarck Archipelago off eastern Papua New Guinea.

Range of New Britain Hawk Owl (Ninox odiosa)
Range of the New Britain Hawk Owl Ninox odiosa

Status: Widely distributed and not rare to common within its range.

Original Description: Sclater, Philip Lutley. 1877. Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London for the Year (?) (PZS): Pt. 1, p. 108.

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

See also: Other owls from Oceania, Genus: Ninox.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2016-01-18.