The Solomon Hawk Owl, Ninox jacquinoti is a small to medium-sized hawk owl with rusty underparts that are sometimes spotted or barred white. It has a gray-brown facial disk, yellow eyes, a gray beak and white eyebrows. The belly is creamy and unmarked, giving the appearance of a young owl.
This species lives only on the Solomon Islands in lowlands and foothills at elevations up to 1500 meters above sea level. It is often found in primary or tall secondary forests.
It is nocturnal, and spends the day roosting, usually alone or in pairs, in main tree forks. It is widespread and common in its restricted range.
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