Otus mentawi

Otus mentawi, Mentawai Scops Owl, Celepuk Mentawai

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The Mentawai Scops Owl (Otus mentawi) is endemic to larger islands of Mentawai, off west Sumatra, Indonesia.

Aegotheles archboldi

Aegotheles archboldi, rchbold’s Owlet-Nightjar, Atoko Jayawijaya

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The Archbold’s Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles archboldi) is a species of bird in the Aegothelidae family. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is named after American explorer Richard Archbold.

Aegotheles wallacii

Aegotheles wallacii, Wallace’s Owlet-Nightjar,  Atoko Wallacea

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The Wallace’s Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles wallacii) is a species of bird in the Aegothelidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

Batrachostomus poliolophus

Batrachostomus poliolophus, Short-tailed Frogmouth , Paruhkodok Kepala-pucat

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The Short-tailed Frogmouth (Batrachostomus poliolophus) is a species of bird in the Podargidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Malaysia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Batrachostomus harterti

Batrachostomus harterti, Dulit Frogmouth,  Paruhkodok Dulit

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The Dulit Frogmouth (Batrachostomus harterti) is a little-known species of bird in the Podargidae, or frogmouth, family, with a patchily recorded distribution in the mountain forests of northern and central Borneo. The species is monotypic.

It is a large, dark, chestnut-brown frogmouth, ranging in length from 32 to 37 cm. The wing length is 220 – 250 mm. It has buffish barring on the crown and a narrow buffish collar on the hindneck. The wing-coverts have large white spots. The underparts are paler brown with buff bars and spots. The sexes are similar.[2][4] The only other frogmouth of comparable size in Borneo is the Large Frogmouth (B. auritus), with which the Dulit Frogmouth forms a superspecies.[5] The Large Frogmouth is slightly larger (with a length of 39 – 42 cm) and paler; the crown is spotted and vermiculated rather than barred, the wing-coverts more heavily spotted, and the underparts plainer. No other frogmouth found in Borneo is more than 30 cm in length

Uroglaux dimorpha

Uroglaux dimorpha, Papuan Hawk-Owl,  Beluk Papua

The Papuan Hawk-Owl (Uroglaux dimorpha) is a medium-sized, sleek owl with a porportionately small head, long tail, and short, rounded wings. Its white facial disk is small and indistinct, with black streaks, and white eyebrows. It has buff colored upperparts and barred black and brown underparts. Its eyes are bright yellow, and it has a gray to black bill. The male is larger than the female, which is unusual among owls; in most owl species, the female is larger than the male.[2]

Though generally found in lowland rainforest or gallery forest in lowland savanna, the Papuan Hawk Owl is occasionally found at elevations up to 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) above sea level.[1] It is pUroglaux-dimorpharobably a resident species in its restricted range, New Guinea.

Not much is known about the status of this species, as insufficient data exists to quantify its population numbers.[1] It is rarely seen, and may be threatened due to deforestation.

Otus silvicola

Otus silvicola, Wallace’s Scops Owl , Celepuk Wallacea

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The Wallace’s Scops Owl (Otus silvicola) lives on a few remote islands. It is not rare in most of its habitat and has no sub-species. It is also known as the lesser sunda scops owl.

Tyto sororcula

Tyto sororcula, Moluccan Masked Owl,  Serak Kecil

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The Moluccan Masked Owl (Tyto sororcula), also known as the Lesser Masked Owl, Effraie Des Tanimbar or Lechuza De Las Tanimbar, is a species of owl in the Tytonidae family. It is endemic to Indonesia.

Ninox theomacha

Ninox theomacha, Jungle Boobook, Pungguk Papua

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The Papuan Boobook, Jungle Boobook or Jungle Hawk Owl (Ninox theomacha) is a medium-sized, dark-colored owl. It has a dark gray-brown facial disk with lighter colored eyebrows, sooty or chocolate underparts, and mainly dark gray wings.

It lives mainly in lowland forests, montane forests, and submontane forests, living mainly on the forests’ edges. It is a resident of New Guinea and Papua New Guinea.

Ninox burhani

Ninox burhani, Togian Boobook, Pungguk Togian

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The Togian Boobook or Togian Hawk-owl (Ninox burhani) is an owl (Strigidae) described as new to science in 2004. The bird is currently known only from three islands in the Togian group, an archipelago in the Gulf of Tomini off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The new species was discovered on 25 December 1999.

The scientific name honours a local Indonesian conservationist called Burhan.