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Luzon Hawk Owl ~ Ninox philippensis


The Luzon Hawk Owl is a small owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Philippine Hawk Owl.

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  • Luzon Hawk Owl
  • Luzon Hawk Owl


Distribution: Occurs widely throughout the central and northern islands of the Philippines.

Range of Luzon Hawk Owl (Ninox philippensis)
Range of the Luzon Hawk Owl Ninox philippensis

Status: Locally common. Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Bonaparte, Charles Lucien Jules Laurent. 1855. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaire des Séances de l'Académie des Sciences. Paris. 41, p. 655.

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.
Ninox philippensis at Xeno-canto.

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

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