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Rote Boobook ~ Ninox rotiensis


The Rote Boobook is a medium-sized brown owl with a rounded head and no ear-tufts. It was formerly considered a sub-species of the Australian Boobook Ninox boobook.

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Distribution: Endemic to the Island of Rote in Indonesia.

Range of Rote Boobook (Ninox rotiensis)
Range of the Rote Boobook Ninox rotiensis

Status: Locally Common.

Original Description: Johnstone, RE & Darnell, JC, 1997.

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Collaborative. . "Wikipedia". Wikimedia Foundation.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
Ninox rotiensis at Xeno-canto.

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

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