Romblon Boobook Ninox spilonotus

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: Bourns & Worcester, 1894

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This recently-split hawk-owl is known with certainty from just two islands, on which habitat loss and degradation have been extensive, owing to a variety of threats including clearance for agriculture and grazing, gold mining and logging. The total population is likely to be very small, with both sub-populations containing fewer than 250 mature individuals and in continuing decline. It is therefore listed as Endangered.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,500 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Ninox spilonotus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2021.