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Mindanao Hawk Owl ~ Ninox spilocephala


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


Distribution: Endemic to Mindanao, Dinagat, Siargao, Socorro and Basilan in the Philippines.

Range of Mindanao Hawk Owl (Ninox spilocephala)
Range of the Mindanao Hawk Owl Ninox spilocephala

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

Original Description: Tweeddale. 1879. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (1878), pt. 4, p. 942.

BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2020. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
Ninox spilocephala at Xeno-canto.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2020-11-06.