Palau owl

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Palau owl
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Pyrroglaux
Yamashina, 1938
Species: P. podarginus
Binomial name
Pyrroglaux podarginus
(Hartlaub & Finsch, 1872)

Otus podarginus

The Palau owl (Pyrroglaux podarginus) is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. Formerly united with the scops owls in Otus, it is now placed in its own genus Pyrroglaux. The Palau owl is dark reddish brown with small white dots scattered across it's feathers. Palau owls are found in woodland and lagoon trees, ravines and mangrove swamps in the Pacific Palau Islands. It nests in hollows of trees, lives in groups and is territorial.

It is endemic to Palau.