Ninox (novaeseelandiae) novaeseelandiae
Ninox is a genus of owls comprising about 30 species found in Asia and Australasia. Many species are known as hawk owls or boobooks. Note that the Northern Hawk-Owl Surnia ulula is not a member of this genus.
The species of Ninox are:
- Rufous Owl, Ninox rufa
- Powerful Owl, Ninox strenua
- Barking Owl, Ninox connivens
- Sumba Boobook, Ninox rudolfi
- Little Sumba Boobook, Ninox sumbaensis
- Southern Boobook, Ninox novaeseelandiae
- Andaman Hawk-Owl, Ninox affinis
- Brown Hawk-Owl, Ninox scutulata
- Hume's Hawk-Owl, Ninox obscura
- Northern Boobook, Ninox japonica
- Chocolate Boobook, Ninox randi
- White-browed Hawk-Owl, Ninox superciliaris
- Philippine Hawk-Owl group
- Ochre-bellied Boobook, Ninox ochracea
- Cinnabar Boobook, Ninox ios
- Moluccan Boobook group
- Christmas Boobook, Ninox natalis
- Papuan Boobook, Ninox theomacha
- Manus Boobook, Ninox meeki
- Speckled Boobook, Ninox punctulata
- New Ireland Boobook, Ninox variegata
- New Britain Boobook, Ninox odiosa
- Solomons Boobook, Ninox jacquinoti
- Togian Boobook, Ninox burhani
The fossil owls "Otus" wintershofensis and "Strix" brevis, both from the Early or Middle Miocene of Wintershof West, Germany, are close to this genus; the latter was sometimes explicitly placed in Ninox (Olson 1985) but is now in Intutula. "Strix" edwardsi from the Late Miocene of La Grive St. Alban, France, might also belong into this group.
In Human Culture
- "NINOX" is an Australian Army project to develop night vision goggles; it is named after Ninox strenua.
- Olson, Storrs L. (1985): IX.C. Strigiformes. In: Farner, D.S.; King, J.R. & Parkes, Kenneth C. (eds.): Avian Biology 8: 129-132. Academic Press, New York.
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