Togian Hawk-owl (Ninox burhani)

Togian Hawk-owl

[order] STRIGIFORMES | [family] Strigidae | [latin] Ninox burhani | [authority] Indrawan and Somadikarta, 2004 | [UK] Togian Hawk-owl | [FR] Ninoxe de Burhan | [DE] – | [ES] – | [NL] Togianvalkuil


Monotypic species


Members of the genus Ninox are hawk owls, ranging from small to large, with rounded heads without ear-tufts. They have long, pointed wings and a long tail. The nostrils are forward facing on an enlarged cere in an indistinct facial disk. There are at least 20 species in this genus, from Siberia through much of the Pacific rim, South-east Asia and Australasia.

Physical charateristics

They are medium-sized true owls, lacking ear tufts, with a dark, pale-scalloped mantle, darkish facial disc, grey bill, white underwings and undertail patterned with fine black spots, and pale underparts with broad pale brown streaks on the upper breast, becoming less dense on the abdomen.

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Australasia : Togian Islands, Ninox burhani is only known from the islands of Malenge, Togian and Batudaka in the Togian archipelago off central Sulawesi, Indonesia


A resident of lowland and hill forest it has been recorded in scrubby woodland surrounded by evergreen forest and also in mixed gardens and sago swamp, at elevations from sea level to 400 m


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Feeding habits

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This species has a small population within a very small range. However, its population is divided into several island subpopulations, one of which occurs in a protected area and is likely to be stable and to exceed 1,000 individuals. For these reasons it is currently classified as Near Threatened.
Togian Hawk-owl status Near Threatened


Presumed sedentary

Distribution map

Togian Hawk-owl distribution range map

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