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Solomons Boobook ~ Ninox jacquinoti


The Solomons Boobook is a small to medium-sized owl with no ear-tufts. Other names for this bird include the West Solomons Hawk Owl, West Solomons Boobook, and the Solomon Islands Hawk Owl.

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Distribution: The Solomon Islands.

Range of Solomons Boobook (Ninox jacquinoti)
Range of the Solomons Boobook Ninox jacquinoti

Status: Widespread, not uncommon throughout most of its range. Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Bonaparte, Charles Lucien Jules Laurent. 1850. Conspectus generum avium (Consp. Gen. Av.) 1: p. 42.

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 jacquinoti at Xeno-canto.

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

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