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White-browed Owl ~ Athene superciliaris


The White-browed Owl is a small to medium-sized owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts. It was formerly placed in genus Ninox, and known as the Madagascar Hawk Owl or the White-browed Hawk Owl.

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Distribution: Endemic to Madagascar.

Range of White-browed Owl (Athene superciliaris)
Range of the White-browed Owl Athene superciliaris

Status: Locally common.

Original Description: Vieillot, Louis Jean Pierre. 1817. Nouveau Dictionnaire d'Histoire Naturelle Appliquee Aux Arts. (Nouv. Dict. Hist. Nat.) 7: p. 33

References: (may contain affiliate links)
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.
Athene superciliaris at Xeno-canto.

See also: Other owls from Africa, Genus: Athene.

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