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Sichuan Wood Owl ~ Strix davidi


The Sichuan Wood Owl is a large owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Père David's Wood Owl.

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  • Sichuan Wood Owl
  • Sichuan Wood Owl


Distribution: Endemic to central China occuring from western Sichuan to southeast Qinghai and southern Gansu.

Range of Sichuan Wood Owl (Strix davidi)
Range of the Sichuan Wood Owl Strix davidi

Status: Previously listed as Vulnerable by BirdLife International, however they now treat this bird as a subspecies of the Ural Owl Strix uralensis which listed as 'Least Concern'.

Original Description: Sharpe, Richard Bowdler. 1875. Ibis, 3rd Series, vol. 5: p. 256.

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 davidi at Xeno-canto.

See also: Other owls from Asia, Genus: Strix.

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