French: Ninoxe aboyeuse German: Kläfferkauz Spanish: Nínox ladrador
Other common names:
Sydney region, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
N. c. rufostrigata
(G. R. Gray, 1861) – N Moluccas (Morotai, Halmahera, Bacan, Obi).
N. c. assimilis
Salvadori & D’Albertis, 1876 – C & E New Guinea W to Merauke and R Sepik, including Manam I and Karkar I.
N. c. peninsularis
Salvadori, 1876 – coastal and subcoastal NW, N & NE Australia (S to Endeavour R in Queensland), and islands in SW Torres Strait.
N. c. connivens
(Latham, 1801) – coastal and subcoastal SW Australia, gulf regions of South Australia, and E & SE Australia (S from foot of Cape York Peninsula).
38–44 cm; body mass given as 425–510 g and c. 700 g (male) and c. 600 g (female); wingspan 85–125 cm. Medium-sized hawk-owl. Indistinct... read more
Highly vocal, mostly at night but also during daytime. Mainly a distinctive, repeated, gruff,... read more
Lowland riparian forest; woodland and savanna; dry, open sclerophyll forest and woodland... read more
Food and feeding
Large insects; also vertebrates such as possums and gliders (Phalangeridae), rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), rodents and small to... read more
Not well known. Lays mainly Jul–Sept, slightly later in S than in N. Socially monogamous and territorial, with pairs recorded... read more
Apparently resident, with no known cases of long-range movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Widespread throughout range. Generally thinly scattered; quite common in New Guinea, but uncommon and local in Moluccas. No... read more
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