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Manus Boobook ~ Ninox meeki


The Manus Boobook is a small to medium-sized owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the Admiralty Islands Hawk Owl or the Manus Hawk Owl.

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Distribution: Endemic to Manus Island in the Admiralty Islands, north of New Guinea.

Range of Manus Boobook (Ninox meeki)
Range of the Manus Boobook Ninox meeki

Status: Not immediately endangerd, despite its very limited range. Listed as 'Least Concern' by Birdlife International.

Original Description: Rothschild, Lord Lionel Walter, & Hartert, Ernst Johann Otto. 1914. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club (BBOC) 33: p. 105.

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 meeki at Xeno-canto.

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

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