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Seram Boobook ~ Ninox squamipila


The Seram Boobook is a small to medium-sized owl with no ear-tufts.

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  • Seram Boobook
  • Seram Boobook


Distribution: Endemic to Seram Island in the Moluccas, Indonesia.

Range of Seram Boobook (Ninox squamipila)
Range of the Seram Boobook Ninox squamipila

Status: Locally common. Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Bonaparte, Charles Lucien Jules Laurent. 1850. Conspectus generum avium (Consp. Gen. Av.) 1: p. 41.

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 squamipila at Xeno-canto.

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

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