Ninox boobook

(Latham, 1801)

Vernacular names
English : Southern boobook
French : Ninoxe d’Australie

Classification
Class : Aves
Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Notes : 7 subspecies known.

Identification
Plumage ranging from dark brown to rufous-brown, white supercilium, big yellow eyes. Scattered white dots on wings. Breast white with large vertical rows of rufous-brown to brown spots.

Range and habitat
From Lesser Sundas (Indonesia) to south New Guinea and both west and east Australia. Found from open forests to urban parks, plantations and edges of treeless plains.

Conservation
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Appendix II
Status : Common and very adaptable species with no significant threats recorded. Egg-shell thinning because of DDT use has been documented as well as poisoning because of rat control.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known

Observation

 

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