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Halmahera Boobook ~ Ninox hypogramma


The Halmahera Boobook is a medium-sized owl with no ear-tufts.

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  • Halmahera Boobook

Sound Gallery

Typical calls - Halmahera, Indonesia. © Dave Farrow.


Distribution: Endemic to Halmahera, Ternate and Bacan Islands in the Moluccas, Indonesia.

Range of Halmahera Boobook (Ninox hypogramma)
Range of the Halmahera Boobook Ninox hypogramma

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

Original Description: Gray, George Robert. 1861. Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London (1860) (PZS): Pt. (28) 3, p. 344.

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 hypogramma at Xeno-canto.

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

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