French: Ninoxe odieuse German: Neubritannienkauz Spanish: Nínox de Nueva Bretaña
Other common names: New Britain Hawk-owl, Russet Hawk-owl, Russet Boobook
P. L. Sclater, 1877,
Seems to be most closely related to N. jacquinoti. Monotypic.
New Britain, in Bismarck Archipelago.
20–23 cm; female 209 g (n = 1), male 240 g (n = 1). Small (wing length 170–187 mm), finely spotted Ninox with conspicuous white... read more
Rapid series of monosyllabic “whoo” notes, typically starting low, then... read more
Forested lowlands and hills from sea-level to at least 1100 m; also in cultivated areas,... read more
Food and feeding
Very little information. Stomach of one specimen had “long-legged insects”. Also may prey on small vertebrates, including bats. read more
Unknown; probably resident.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously considered not globally threatened but listed as Vulnerable in 2008 owing to clearance of lowland forest. CITES II. Population recently estimated to... read more
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