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Sumba Boobook ~ Ninox rudolfi


The Sumba Boobook is a medium-sized owl with no ear-tufts.

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Distribution: Confined to island of Sumba in the Lesser Sundas, Indonesia.

Range of Sumba Boobook (Ninox rudolfi)
Range of the Sumba Boobook Ninox rudolfi

Status: Rare to Uncommon. Listed as 'Near Threatened' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Meyer, Adolph Bernhard. 1882. Ibis, 4th Series, vol. 6: p. 232, pl.6.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
BirdLife International. 2020. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.
Ninox rudolfi at Xeno-canto.

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

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