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Negros Scops Owl

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Otus nigrorum
Photo © by Mark HarperLiptong Woodlands, Negros, Philippines,  March, 2019
Photo © by Mark Harper
Liptong Woodlands, Negros, Philippines, March, 2019


[edit] Identification

20 cm. Eyes face forward, orange-red rim, crown, ear tufts and feathers are dark brown, facial disk has a dark rim, forehead is pale whitish. Large erect ears. Its hooting call sounds like oik oik oik.

[edit] Distribution

Liptong Woodlands, Negros

Found on Negros and Panay, Philippines.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
It was formerly included in Philippine Scops Owl.

[edit] Habitat

[edit] Behaviour

Lives alone or in monogamous pairs. They breed throughout the year, resulting in 1-2 eggs.

They nest in trees holes of forests of the Philippines. It preys at night on insects.

[edit] References

  1. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2011. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.10). Available at
  2. Birdforum thread discussing the taxonomy of Philippine Scops Owl.

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