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Bismarck Hawk Owl - Ninox variegata

Synonym: Ninox solomonis. Also known as New Ireland Hawk Owl

Status: Widespread and common in forest and forest edge within it's range.

Original Description: Quoy, Jean Rene Constant & Gaimard, Jean Paul. 1830. Voyage de découvertes de l’Astrolabe exécuté par order du Roi, pendant les années 1826-1827-1828-1829, sous le commandement de m.J. Dumont d’Urville. Zoologie. (Paris. 268 p). 1, p. 166-167. Atlas Ois. pl. 1, fig. 2.

Subspecies: N. v. variegata, N. v. superior

References:

König, Weick and Becking. 1999. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World". Yale University Press

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OwlPages.com Owl Species ID: 240.220.000