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Photo by Rob Hutchinson
Gunang Ambang, Selawesi, Indonesia, September 2007

Alternative name: Cinnabar Hawk-Owl

Ninox ios



  • almost entirely rufous chestnut to darker chestnut brown
  • scapulars with white spots
  • lower underparts may have dark or whitish scalloping
  • face plain (e.g. no facial "cross" like Ochre-bellied Boobook)
  • eyes yellow with black pupils
  • feet/legs yellow
  • wings and tail with dark bars


Sulawesi endemic. South East Asia: Indonesia: Greater Sundas. Found in the north-east of the island (Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park).


This is a monotypic species[1].






  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. BirdLife International

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