French: Ninoxe de Christmas German: Weihnachtsinselkauz Spanish: Nínox de la Christmas
Other common names:
Christmas I (NE Indian Ocean S of Java).
26–29 cm; 130–190 g. Smallish Ninox with brownish-chestnut facial mask, whitish eyebrows, rich rufous-brown upperparts with fine white spots on nape and... read more
Typical advertising call a repeated, double-noted hoot with somewhat clucking quality, “klu-... read more
Dense rainforest, both tall evergreen and deciduous, on plateau and coastal terraces; less often in... read more
Food and feeding
On the basis of 400 prey items identified from pellets and 41 from the stomachs of seven owls found dead, diet mainly large insects,... read more
Little known. Extended breeding season, with fledglings reported in Apr, May and Aug–Dec. Socially monogamous; territorial,... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously considered not globally threatened. CITES I. Widespread but confined to small, isolated Christmas I, where the only strigid. Radio-tracking and... read more
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