Backyard Birds

Papuan Hawk Owl

The Papuan Hawk Owls, Uroglaux dimorpha, is a medium-sized, sleek owl with a proportionately small head, long tail, and short, rounded wings.

Its white facial disk is small and indistinct, with black streaks, and white eyebrows.

The Papuan Hawk Owls has buff-colored upperparts and barred black and brown underparts. Its eyes are bright yellow, and it has a gray-to-black bill.

It occurs up to an elevation of 1500 meters above sea level, usually in lowland rainforests, or gallery forests in savannah habitats. It is probably a resident species in its restricted range, New Guinea.

Not much is known about the status of this species, as there is insufficient data. It is rarely seen and may be threatened due to deforestation.

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