1188. Ninox obscura

1188. Ninox obscura.

Hume's Brown Hawk-Owl.

Ninox obscura, Hume, S. F. i, p. 11 (1873); Ball, ibid. p. 65; Hume, S. F. ii, p. 153; Walden, Ibis, 1874, p. 129, pl. iv; Sharpe, Cat. B. M. ii, p. 177; Hume, Cat. no. 81 quint.

Coloration. Very dark chocolate-brown above and below, growing lighter and more rufous on the abdomen; a few small whitish spots or bars occur on the flanks and abdomen (often only to be seen by raising the overlying feathers), and the lower tail-coverts are barred with white; feathers of the lores, forehead, and chin bristly, whitish, or white at the base, black at the ends; quills uniform deep brown ; tail-feathers deep brown, with about four narrow pale greyish cross-bands and a whitish tip. The head above is often a little darker than the back.

Bill blackish; cere, ridge of upper mandible and tip of lower green; irides yellow; feet yellow; claws black.

Length 11.5; tail 5 ; wing 8.75; tarsus 1; bill from gape 1.

Distribution. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The nearest ally is the Papuan N.theomacha.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
Blanford, William Thomas, ed. The Fauna of British India: Including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.3 1895.
Title in Book: 
1188. Ninox obscura
Book Author: 
William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
1188
Year: 
1895
Page No: 
311
Common name: 
Humes Brown Hawk Owl
M_ID: 
6932
M_CN: 
Hume's Hawk-Owl
M_SN: 
Ninox obscura
Volume: 
Vol. 3
Term name: 
id: 
1666

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