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Papuan Hawk Owl ~ Uroglaux dimorpha


The Papuan Hawk Owl is a small to medium-sized owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Papuan Owl, New Guinea Hawk Owl or the Papuan Boobook.


Distribution: Endemic to New Guinea in two separate areas: southeast Papua New Guinea and Indonesian West Papua, including Yapen Island.

Range of Papuan Hawk Owl (Uroglaux dimorpha)
Range of the Papuan Hawk Owl Uroglaux dimorpha

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

Original Description: Salvadori, Tommaso. 1874. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova (Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova) 6: p. 308.

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.
Uroglaux dimorpha at Xeno-canto.

See also: Other owls from Asia, Oceania, Genus: Uroglaux.

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