Otus bakkamoena nigrorum
Lake Balinsasayao, Negros.
Traditionally considered to belong to species-group centred on O. bakkamoena (which see). Until recently considered conspecific with O. megalotis and O. everetti#R, but differs from latter in characters given under that species, and from former in smaller size (male wing 134.7 mm, range 132–139 mm, vs 175 mm, range 165–187 mm) (3); white vs brown underparts (3); tawny-rufous vs brown crown and upper facial disc, or (cf. rufous morph of megalotis) both taxa with tawny-rufous crown and facial disc but present species with white lower facial disc, forehead and ear-tufts (at least 2); no scapular line (2); feathering not covering upper foot—here treated as a mensural character, so score allowed (2). Monotypic.
Panay and Negros, in C Philippines.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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