Papuan boobook

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Papuan boobook
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Ninox
N. theomacha
Binomial name
Ninox theomacha
(Bonaparte, 1855)

The Papuan boobook, jungle boobook or jungle hawk owl (Ninox theomacha) is a medium-sized, dark-colored owl. It has a dark gray-brown facial disk with lighter colored eyebrows, sooty or chocolate underparts, and mainly dark gray wings.

It lives mainly in lowland forests, montane forests, and submontane forests, living mainly on the forests' edges. It is found in northwestern and southeastern New Guinea.

Uses of the name[edit]

The Jungle Hawk Owl is the name of a long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle developed by students at MIT.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ninox theomacha". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Engineers design drones that can stay aloft for five days". MIT News. Retrieved 31 August 2017.