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Tanimbar Boobook Owl ~ Ninox forbesi


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


Distribution: Endemic to the Tanimbar Islands of eastern Indonesia.

Status: Unknown.

Original Description: Sclater, P.L. 1883. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, pt. 1, p. 52, pl. 11.

König, Claus & Weick, Friedhelm. 2008. "Owls: A Guide to the Owls of the World (Second Edition)". Yale University Press.

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2016-01-28.