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Romblon hawk owl

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Aves
Family  Strigidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Strigiformes
Genus  Ninox
Similar  Camiguin hawk‑owl, Cebu hawk‑owl, Halmahera boobook, Solomons boobook, New Britain boobook

The Romblon hawk-owl (Ninox spilonotus) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is endemic to the Philippines.

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Description

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

Ecology

The Romblon 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

Romblon hawk-owl Wikipedia


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