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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.

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 forbesi at Xeno-canto.

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

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