French: Ninoxe des Philippines German: Luzonkauz Spanish: Nínox de Luzón
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Subspecies and Distribution
N. p. philippensis
Bonaparte, 1855 – Philippine islands of Luzon, Polillo, Lubang, Marinduque, Catanduanes, Semirara, Borocay, Carabao, Panay, Guimaras, Negros, Masbate, Samar, Biliran, Buad, Leyte and Bohol.
N. p. ticaoensis
duPont, 1972 – Ticao (NC Philippines).
N. p. centralis
Mayr, 1945 – Siquijor (SC Philippines).
15–20 cm; 125 g (one male). Very small boobook, with indistinct brown facial disc, greyish rictal bristles and whitish eyebrows; head and upper back dark rufous-brown... read more
Song a long series of loud barks that starts with single notes and often ends with "about four... read more
Occurs in primary and second-growth rainforest, including remnant stands, gallery forest and forest... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Reported to take insects, small birds, frogs and lizards.
Very little published information. Nests in tree holes; adult with well-developed gonads taken in Feb, and downy young reported in Mar and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. No data on global numbers or population trends. Severe deforestation has occurred throughout the Philippines, but species... read more
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