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Tanimbar Boobook ~ 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.

Range of Tanimbar Boobook (Ninox forbesi)
Range of the Tanimbar Boobook Ninox forbesi

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

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

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 forbesi at Xeno-canto.

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

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