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Bismarck Hawk Owl ~ Ninox variegata


The Bismarck Hawk Owl is a small to medium-sized owls with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the New Ireland Hawk Owl, Bismarck Boobook, or New Ireland Boobook.

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  • Bismarck Hawk Owl


Distribution: Endemic to New Hanover, New Britain, and New Ireland in the Bismarck Archipelago.

Range of Bismarck Hawk Owl (Ninox variegata)
Range of the Bismarck Hawk Owl Ninox variegata

Status: Widespread and common within its range.

Original Description: Quoy, Jean Rene Constant & Gaimard, Joseph Paul. 1830. Voyage de découvertes de l'Astrolabe exécuté par order du Roi, pendant les années 1826-1827-1828-1829, sous le commandement de m.J. Dumont d'Urville. Zoologie. (Paris. 268 p). 1, p. 166-167. Atlas Ois. pl. 1, fig. 2.

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 2016-11-02.