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Rufous Owl Ninox rufa

Described by: Gould (1846)
Alternate common name(s): Rufous Boobook, Brown Papuan Owl, Barred Papuan Owl, Rufous Hawk-Owl
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia - Nov 3, 2005 © Nancy Bell 
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New Guinea and n. Australia;
Two major populations;
(1) New Guinea, w. Papuan Islands (Waigeo Is.) and Aru Is..
(2) Coastal n. and ne. Australia from ne. Western Australia (Kimberleys) to Northern Territory (Arnhem Land, Waterfall Creek Nature Park and Daly River in the Darwin region).
(3) Coastal Queensland (Cape York Peninsula in the Iron Range National Park) s. to the Endeavour River and Mitchell River).
(4) Coastal e. Queensland (Cairns, Mission Beach, Atherton Tablelands at Kingfisher Park) s. from Endeavour River to the lower Burdekin River and perhaps Rockhampton.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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