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Cinnabar Boobook ~ Ninox ios


The Cinnabar Boobook is a small owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Cinnabar Hawk Owl.

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  • Cinnabar Boobook
  • Cinnabar Boobook


Distribution: Recorded in northern and central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Range of Cinnabar Boobook (Ninox ios)
Range of the Cinnabar Boobook Ninox ios

Status: Rare. Listed as Vulnerable by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Rasmussen, Pamela. 1999. Wilson Bulletin 111: p. 457-464.

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 ios at Xeno-canto.

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

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