French: Ninoxe brune German: Einfarbkauz Spanish: Nínox papú
Other common names:
Triton Bay, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
N. t. hoedtii
(Schlegel, 1871) – W Papuan Is (Waigeo and Misool).
N. t. theomacha
(Bonaparte, 1855) – New Guinea.
N. t. goldii
Gurney, Sr, 1883 – D’Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Goodenough, Fergusson, Normanby).
N. t. rosseliana
Tristram, 1889 – Louisiade Archipelago (Tagula, Rossel).
20–28 cm; 185 g (n = 1 of unknown sex). Small to medium-sized hawk-owl (wing length 175–227 mm), uniformly dark chocolate to chestnut-brown above and... read more
Song a series of hoarse, disyllabic notes, “hyu-hyu”, the two notes identical, slightly... read more
Lowland forest, forest edge, gardens and tree groves in open country, from sea-level to cloud... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly large insects. Hunts using sallies from perch; hawks insects on wing; solitary or in pairs. Takes insects attracted lights near... read more
Very poorly known. Apparently lays and incubates from Aug–Dec; fledglings seen in Oct. Monogamous (presumably); territorial,... read more
Undescribed, probably resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. No estimates of global population size, but species is widely distributed and considered to be fairly common; occupies... read more
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