|Ninox hypogramma, Halmahera boobook|
The Moluccan boobook or Moluccan hawk-owl group (Ninox sp.), are a group of owls in the family Strigidae. They are found in Indonesia. The three species used to be considered conspecific. Natural habitat for all species is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
Most taxonomists recognize three species:
- Ninox forbesi (PL Sclater, 1883) - Tanimbar boobook - Tanimbar Islands
- Ninox hypogramma (GR Gray, 1861) - Halmahera boobook - northern Maluku Islands of Halmahera, Ternate, and Bacan
- Ninox squamipila (Bonaparte, 1850) - nominate - Hantu boobook- Seram Island in the southern Maluku Islands
- BirdLife International 2004. Ninox squamipila. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 July 2007.
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