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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 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.

Status: Very scarce to rare, probably threatened.

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

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, Oceania, Genus: Uroglaux.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2016-01-29.