Alternative names: Papuan Hawk-Owl, Papuan Boobook (not to be confused with Ninox theomacha)
- Uroglaux dimorpha
30–33 cm (11¾-13 in)
- Whitish facial disc has black streaks
- White eyebrows
- Brown upperparts with black markings
- Whitish underparts with brown streaks
- Yellow eyes
- Greyish-black bill
New Guinea and Yapen Island.
It has sometimes been called Papuan Boobook, a name most authorities use for the species Ninox theomacha.
Lowland rainforests, forest edges, gallery forests in savannah habitat at heights around 1500 m.
Their diet consists mostly of insects, rodents and birds up to the size of Wompoo Fruit Dove.
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- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2016)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2022) Papuan Owl. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 15 August 2022 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Papuan_Owl