Papuan Hawk Owls

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The Papuan Hawk Owl, Uroglaux dimorpha, is a medium-sized, sleek owl with a porportionately small head, long tail, and short, rounded wings. Its white facial disk is small and indistinct, with black streaks, and white eyebrows. It has buff colored upperparts and barred black and brown underparts. Its eyes are bright yellow, and it has a gray to black bill.


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

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

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