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Chocolate Boobook ~ Ninox randi


The Chocolate Boobook is a dark brown, medium sized hawk-like owl with a round head and no ear-tufts. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the Brown Hawk Owl Ninox scutulata.

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  • Chocolate Boobook


Distribution: Endemic to the Philippines, where it is found on all major islands except Palawan.

Range of Chocolate Boobook (Ninox randi)
Range of the Chocolate Boobook Ninox randi

Status: Listed as 'Near Threatened' by Birlife International.

Original Description: Deignan, 1951.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
Ninox randi at Xeno-canto.

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

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