Hawaiian Owl Photos

Hawaiian Owl Pueo

Hawaiian Owl Overview

Also known as pueo in Hawaii, the Hawaiian owl is endemic to the Islands. It can be found on all main Hawaiian islands, but is most common on Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. Adult males and females look alike.

Adults are brownish-white in color with darker brown streaks. They have yellow eyes and a black bill. Their feet and legs are feathered.

Pueos are active at dawn and dusk and occasionally around noon as well. Nests are built on the ground in which three to six eggs are laid. Their diet includes insects, small birds and rodents.