The Papuan Hawk Owl is a small to medium-sized owl with no ear-tufts. It is also known as the New Guinea Hawk Owl or the Papuan Boobook.
Distribution: Endemic to New Guinea in two separate areas: southeast Papua New Guinea and Indonesian West Papua, including Yapen Island.
Status: Very scarce to rare, probably threatened.
Original Description: Salvadori, Tommaso. 1874. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova (Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova) 6: p. 308.