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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Distribution: Endemic to the Philippines, where it is found on all major islands except Palawan.
Status: Listed as 'Near Threatened' by Birlife International.
Original Description: Deignan, 1951.