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Moluccan Hawk Owl ~ Ninox squamipila


The Moluccan Hawk Owl is a small to medium-sized owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Moluccan Boobook or the Hantu Boobook.


Distribution: Endemic to Seram and Buru Islands in the Moluccas, Indonesia.

Status: Locally common.

Original Description: Bonaparte, Charles Lucien Jules Laurent. 1850. Conspectus generum avium (Consp. Gen. Av.) 1: p. 41.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

See also: Other owls from Asia, Genus: Ninox.

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2016-01-27.