French: Hibou redoutable German: Salomoneneule Spanish: Búho de las Salomón
E. J. O. Hartert
Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands
Bougainville, Choiseul and Santa Isabel, in Solomon Is.
c. 38 cm; 1155 g (n = 1 female). Medium-sized, robust owl with powerful beak and talons. Pale rufous facial disc, blackish around eyes, and white eyebrows; crown and... read more
Poorly known. Local inhabitants report a single drawn-out note with ghostly, mournful human quality... read more
Mostly primary and tall secondary lowland and hill forest, to c. 800 m elevation on Santa Isabel. read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Mainly phalangers, especially Phalanger orientalis, and possums; also medium-sized birds.
Little information. Vocal activity on Santa Isabel greatest from Jun–Sept, suggesting breeding around that period. Reportedly nests... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Generally rare and local, and wary of humans; thus little known. Global population estimated at... read more
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