Fearful Owl

It has a rufous facial disk and distinct white eyebrows. The inner edge of the facial disk is also white. It is usually mottled brown with deep ochre underparts and blackish streaks. This species may be confused with the Solomon Hawk Owl, although the latter is slightly smaller and more slender. It is also similar in appearance to the Laughing Owl, which is now extinct.

The Fearful Owl is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Fearful Owl (Nesasio solomonensis) is a medium-sized owl endemic to the Solomon Islands and Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. It is generally seen no more than 800 meters above sea level, where it is found in tall lowland or hill forests. It nests in tree holes and cracks. It has a rufous facial disk and distinct white eyebrows. The inner edge of the facial disk is also white. It is usually mottled brown with deep ochre underparts and blackish streaks. More

The Fearful Owl, Nesasio solomonensis is a medium-sized owl endemic to the Solomon Islands. It has a rufous facial disk and distinct white eyebrows. The inner edge of the facial disk is also white. It is usually mottled brown with deep ochre underparts and blackish streaks. This species is only confused with the Solomon Hawk Owl which is slightly smaller and more slender. It is also similar in appearance to the Laughing Owl, which is now extinct. More

The Fearful Owl preys on phalangers, especially the Northern Common Cuscus. Overhunting of the Northern Common Cuscus may be threatening the Fearful Owl, although habitat loss due to logging is the primary cause of population decline. More

Fearful Owl - Nesasio solomonensis = Status: Apparently rare. Original Description: Hartert, Ernst Johann Otto. 1901. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists More

Fearful Owl Nesasio solomonensis 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Vulnerable Justification This enigmatic species is classified as Vulnerable on the basis of a small population which is declining through habitat loss and is likely to be fragmented into very small subpopulations across three islands. However, its total population size, habitat requirements, and rate of decline, are very poorly known. More

Stamps showing Fearful Owl Nesasio solomonensis Fearful Owl Nesasio solomonensis 78.083 Fearful Owl IOC v2.4: 2892 Links will open countrypage in new window - Solomon Islands 15.11. More

* Fearful Owl, Nesasio solomonensis * Mascarenotus: Mascarene owls, 3 species (extinct) : The Mascarene owls form a distinct genus (Mascarenotus) of owls. The three species are all extinct. * Laughing Owl, Sceloglaux albifacies (extinct) Genus Phodilus: Bay Owls are barn owls of the genus Phodilus, subfamily Phodilinae * Oriental Bay-owl P. More

fearful owls at either side of the pipe surrounded by the brick wall design. The upper part is carved with scrolling design that adds attractiveness to the young fearful owl. It comes with a special leather fitted case with a life-time guarantee. More

Fearful Owls also eat their own feathers after moulting. Such owls grow throughout their lives and it is not unusual for an individual to live for more than 100 years. In fact, Nesasio solomonensis may exhibit negligible senescence - they can effectively live indefinitely (barring injury, dick infection, or capture). They can thus reach impressive sizes. According to the Guinness World Records, the largest Fearful Owl was caught in deep water off Nova Scotia, Canada, and weighed 20.15 kg (44.4 lb). More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Nesasio
Species : solomonensis
Authority : (Hartert, 1901)
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