Brown Hawk-Owl

This species is a part of the larger grouping of owls known as typical owls, Strigidae, which contains most species of owl. The other grouping is the barn owls, Tytonidae.

Picture of the Brown Hawk-Owl has been licensed under a GFDL
Original source: J.M.Garg
Author: J.M.Garg
Permission: GNU Free Documentation License

The Brown Hawk-Owl is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

November 2009 a Brown Hawk-Owl was occupying that particular tree hole and nature wardens were seeing to it that there would be no human disturbances. Hopefully the breeding would be successful. This post is a cooperative effort between and BESG to bring the study of bird behaviour through photography to a wider audience. More

The Brown Hawk-Owl, only the second record for North America and Alaska, was one of the birds that likely succumbed to this fatal attraction. A series of photographs of the specimen can be viewed at Kiska Island is in the Rat Islands group of the western Aleutian Islands of Alaska located at 51°58′2″N 177°29′31″E / 51.96722, 177.49194 Coordinates: 51°58′2″N 177°29′31″E / 51.96722, 177.49194. Kiska is about 22 miles long and varies in width from 1.5 to 6 miles. More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Ninox
Species : scutulata
Authority : (Raffles, 1822)