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Alternative names: White-browed Boobook; White-browed Hawk-Owl
23-30 cm. A medium-sized owl.
Sexes similar. Juveniles similar to adults but with narrower bars on underparts.
Found in a variety of forested habitats including semi-arid thorn scrub. Also found in villages.
Feeds mainly on insects. Takes also amphibians, reptiles, small birds and small mammals.
Poorly known. Breeding season probably October to December. Two described nests were in tree cavities, one inside the forest, the other at the forest edge. Lays 3 to 5 eggs.
A resident species. Wanderers to northern Madagascar are probably dispersing immatures.
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