The Papuan Boobook is a small to medium-sized owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Jungle Boobook or the Jungle Hawk Owl.
Distribution: New Guinea and some nearby western and eastern islands such as Waigeo, Misool, D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago and Louisiade Archipelago.
Status: Widely distributed and Locally common. Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.
Original Description: Bonaparte, Charles Lucien Jules Laurent. 1855. Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaire des Seances de l'Academie des Sciences [Paris] (Compt. Rend.) 41: p. 654.