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Hume's Hawk Owl ~ Ninox obscura


Also known as the Hume's Boobook, the Hume's Hawk Owl is a small to 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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  • Hume's Hawk Owl
  • Hume's Hawk Owl


Distribution: Endemic to the Andaman Islands.

Range of Hume's Hawk Owl (Ninox obscura)
Range of the Hume's Hawk Owl Ninox obscura

Status: Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birlife International.

Original Description: Hume, 1872.

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

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

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