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Least Boobook

Ninox sumbaensis

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A rufous-brown owl with yellow eyes, prominent white eyebrows, and mottled underparts. Juvenile reportedly redder-colored and plainer. Inhabits forested lower foothills, regularly in pairs. A recently described, little-known owl confined to Sumba. Smaller than Sumba Boobook, and separated by yellow eyes, lack of bands on the underparts, and markedly different voice.  Song is a single “woop” note, often given as a duet. One sex calls with a higher pitch than the other.

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