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New Britain Boobook

Ninox odiosa

The New Britain boobook (Ninox odiosa), also known as the spangled boobook, New Britain hawk-owl or russet hawk-owl, is a small owl that is endemic to New Britain, the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago in Papua New Guinea. The New Britain boobook is a small owl that grows to a length of about 22 cm. It has finely spotted chocolate-brown plumage, golden eyes and white eyebrows. Its facial disk is brown while the upper breast is marked with a wide brown band with buff or white barrings. The underparts are densely spotted brown. Its call is a series of rapidly repeated "whoo"s, starting at a low pitch which rises and becomes faster and louder.
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