IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Essentially a nocturnal bird of secretive habits that are little understood, with much inferred from vocalisation patterns. Vocalisation begins at dusk but the bird does not leave its roost to feed until darkness falls. During the first two hours of darkness the owl hunts in the undergrowth for beetles and moths, exploiting this time when there is no competition from other nocturnal birds, later moving to higher levels for the same prey. Vocal activity peaks again before dawn. Roosting near the ground, mated pairs appear to maintain territories year-round, and roost either together or apart (2) (6).


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