Palau Owl
Palau owl mandy e-1
Range Pacific Palau islands.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Strigiformes
Family Strigidae
Genus Pyrroglaux
Species Pyrroglaux podarginus
Conservation Status
Least Concern

The Palau owl (Pyrroglaux podarginus), is a species of owl in the Strigidae family. Formerly united with the scops owls in Otus, it is now placed in its own genus Pyrroglaux. Palau owls are dark reddish brown with small white dots scattered across their feathers. They are endemic to the Pacific Palau islands, where they are found in woodland and lagoon trees, ravines and mangrove swamps. Palau owls nest in hollows of trees, live in groups and are territorial.

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