The Owl Pages

Manus Hawk Owl ~ Ninox meeki


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


Distribution: Endemic to Manus Island in the Admiralty Islands.

Range of Manus Hawk Owl (Ninox meeki)
Range of the Manus Hawk Owl Ninox meeki

Status: Not immediately endangerd, despite its very limited range.

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

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

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

Page by Deane Lewis. Last updated 2016-01-29.