Seram boobook

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Seram boobook
Ninox squamipila Keulemans.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Ninox
N. squamipila
Binomial name
Ninox squamipila
(Bonaparte, 1850)

The Seram boobook (Ninox squamipila) is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is found on the Indonesian islands of Seram, Kelang and Ambon. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. It used to be considered a subspecies of the Moluccan boobook.


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