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Romblon Hawk Owl ~ Ninox spilonotus (spilonota)


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

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  • Romblon Hawk Owl


Distribution: Endemic to the islands of Sibuyan and Tablas in the Philippines.

Range of Romblon Hawk Owl (Ninox spilonotus)
Range of the Romblon Hawk Owl Ninox spilonotus

Status: At serious risk due to deforestation. Listed as Endangered by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Bourns & Worcester. 1894. Occasional Papers of the Minnesota Academy of Natural Science, 1, p. 8.

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

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

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