Mindoro hawk-owl

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Mindoro hawk-owl
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Ninox
Species: N. mindorensis
Binomial name
Ninox mindorensis
Ogilvie-Grant, 1896

The Mindoro hawk-owl or Mindoro boobook (Ninox mindorensis) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Description[edit]

The Mindoro hawk-owl is an earless species. The males and females look much alike. The Mindoro hawk-owl is one of the smallest in the Philippine hawk-owl complex.

Ecology[edit]

The Mindoro hawk-owl can be found in forest areas up to 1800 metres, although they mostly reside in areas below 1000 metres above sea level. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. This species mates around February. The nests can be found in hollow trees.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Ninox mindorensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2017: e.T22726334A110274000. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22726334A110274000.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  • Kennedy, R.S., Gonzales P.C., Dickinson E.C., Miranda, Jr, H.C., Fisher T.H. (2000) A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines, Oxford University Press, Oxford.