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Mindoro Hawk-owl
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Information
Range Philippines
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Strigiformes
Family Strigidae
Genus Ninox
Species Ninox spilonotus
Conservation Status
VUSpecies
Vulnerable

The Mindoro hawk-owl (Ninox mindorensis), is a species of boobook in the Strigidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Description

The Sulu hawk-owl is an earless species. The males and females look much alike. The Mindoro hawk-owl is one of the smallest in the Philippine hawk-owl complex.

Ecology

The Mindoro hawk-owl can be found in forest areas up to 1800 metres, although they mostly reside in areas below 1000 metres above sea level. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. This species mates around February. The nests can be found in hollow trees.

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