Brown Hawk-owl (Ninox scutulata)

Also known as the brown boobook, the brown hawk-owl is a species of boobook (Ninox spp.) which is a resident breeder in most of tropical south Asia, ranging from the Middle East to south China. Brown Hawk-owls typically inhabit well wooded country and forests. Like most owls, brown hawk-owls are nocturnal and feed on a range of small birds, mammals, lizards, frogs and insects. N. scutulata like other members of its genus earns the common name “boobook” due to its cools which are a soft, muscial oo-uk..oook-uk.


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Image: Michael Gillam

I recently finished a few new bone spiders and handed them over to Jana from Bonelust to finish as pendants. They will be available soon in her shop at These spiders are made with rodent bones that have been removed from owl pellets. A long process and difficult to work with so I don’t make many of these! I listed new items at as well so check that out too.

How is there a owl blocking the road? I’m just trying to get home. Why is it just like chilling in the road like it owns the place? Like I’m pretty sure I live in a city, we’re not supposed to have owls just like hanging around.

I have places I need to be owl. God.