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Desert Owl ~ Strix hadorami


The Desert Owl is a small to medium-sized owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts. It was formerly known as Hume's Owl.

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  • Desert Owl
  • Desert Owl


Distribution: Syria and Israel south to both sides of the Red Sea and patchily through the Arabian Peninsula.

Range of Desert Owl (Strix hadorami)
Range of the Desert Owl Strix hadorami

Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife Internationl.

Original Description: Kirwan, Schweizer & Copete, 2015.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.
Strix hadorami at Xeno-canto.

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

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