Tanimbar boobook

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Tanimbar boobook
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Ninox
Species: N. forbesi
Binomial name
Ninox forbesi
(PL Sclater, 1883)

The Tanimbar boobook, or Tanimbar hawk-owl (Ninox forbesi), is a species of owl in the family Strigidae. It is found in Indonesia. 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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