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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.

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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