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Southern Boobook Ninox boobook

Described by: Latham (1801)
Alternate common name(s): Northern Boobook, Red Boobook, Dark Boobook, Australian Boobook, Streaked Boobook, Boobook Owl
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Mildura, Victoria, Australia - 1970 © Hans&Judy Beste  Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia - 1970 © Hans&Judy Beste  Hattah, Victoria, Australia - 1970 © Hans&Judy Beste 
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Lesser Sundas. S. New Guinea. Australia.
Fragmented distribution;
(1) Lesser Sundas (Roti Is.).
(2) E. Lesser Sundas (Timor and Babar).
(3) Alor Is.
(4) Moa, Leti and Romang Is.
(5) Babar Is.
(6) Kai Is.
(7) Cs. New Guinea in the Oriomo River and Wassi Kussa River areas.
(8) Lesser Sunda (Sawu) and Australia (w. and nw. Western Australia, Northern Territory, w. and n. Queensland (Cape York Peninsula), nw. New South Wales and South Australia. .
(9) Ne. Australia (ne. Queensland between Cooktown and Paluma).
(10) Coastal e. Australia from c. Queensland (Atherton Tablelands on the Mount Lewis road), New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory (Brindabellas w. of Canberra) and Victoria to ex. se. South Australia and Tasmania (Maria Island National Park).


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


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


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