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Alor Boobook ~ Ninox plesseni


The Alor 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.


Distribution: Found on Pantar and Alor Islands, as well as small nearby islands, in Indonesia.

Range of Alor Boobook (Ninox plesseni)
Range of the Alor Boobook Ninox plesseni

Status: Unknown.

Original Description: Stresemann, 1929.

References: (may contain affiliate links)
Collaborative. . "Wikipedia". Wikimedia Foundation.
International Ornithological Congress. 2023. "IOC World Bird List - Owls".
Ninox plesseni at Xeno-canto.

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

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