Alternative name: Ochre-bellied Hawk-Owl, Ochre-bellied Boobook
- Ninox ochracea
25–29 cm (9¾-11½ in).
- head and mantle dark purply brown. Head may be darker, greyer
- folded wing with prominent white spots on leading edge and on scapulars (not always visible)
- inner brow to beak and distally under eye whitish forming (whitish) diagonal cross crossing above bill
- underparts vary from pale cinnamon to rich rufous brown but always contrast with upperparts. May be paler distally towards the undertail coverts
- wings with dark barring
- tail with dark barring
- legs yellow
- eyes yellow with large black pupils
- bill pale, horn coloured
Primary and tall secondary lowland and riverine forests up to around 1000 m..
There is little information, but it is presumed insects form at least a part of their diet.
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- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Ochre-bellied Boobook. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Ochre-bellied_Boobook