The Owl Pages

Speckled Hawk Owl ~ Ninox punctulata


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

Photo Gallery (3 pictures)

  • Speckled Hawk Owl
  • Speckled Hawk Owl
  • Speckled Hawk Owl

Sound Gallery

Typical calls - Lore Lindu, Sulawesi. © Dave Farrow.


Distribution: Endemic to Sulawesi and the islands of Wowoni, Kabaena, Muna and Buton in Indonesia.

Range of Speckled Hawk Owl (Ninox punctulata)
Range of the Speckled Hawk Owl Ninox punctulata

Status: Widespread and common within its range.

Original Description: Quoy, Jean Rene Constant & Gaimard, Joseph Paul. 1830. Voyage de découvertes de l'Astrolabe exécuté par order du Roi, pendant les années 1826-1827-1828-1829, sous le commandement de m.J. Dumont d'Urville. Zoologie. (Paris. 268 p). 1, p. 165-166. Atlas Ois. pl. 1, fig. 1.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2016-11-02.