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Southern or Red Boobook

Ninox [boobook or lurida] (= Ninox boobook) (Latham, J 1802)

The Australian boobook, which is known in some regions as the mopoke, is a species of owl native to mainland Australia, southern New Guinea, the island of Timor, and the Sunda Islands. Described by John Latham in 1801, it was generally considered to be the same species as the morepork of New Zealand until 1999. Its name is derived from its two-tone boo-book call. Eight subspecies of the Australian boobook are recognized, with three further subspecies being reclassified as separate species in 2019 due to their distinctive calls and genetics. Source: Wikipedia

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  Ninox boobook

Original description

  (Latham, J 1802)

   Suppl. Indicis Orn.

Imprint year:

  Strix Boobook


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Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555479

Geographic range:

  • Ninox boobook [boobook or halmaturina]: Coastal e Australia (north to s Queensland)
  • Ninox boobook moae: Moa, Leti and Romang islands (e of Timor)
  • Ninox boobook cinnamomina: Babar I. (e of Timor)
  • Ninox boobook pusilla: S New Guinea
  • Ninox boobook ocellata: Sawu (Lesser Sundas) and Australia (except east coast)
  • Ninox lurida: NE Australia (ne Queensland between Cooktown and Paluma)
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Southern or Red Boobook
Ninoxe d'Australie ou N. sombre

Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Southern or Red Boobook ( Ninox [boobook or lurida])
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Australian Boobook ( Ninox boobook) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Australian Boobook ( Ninox boobook) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 13.1:
Australian Boobook ( Ninox boobook) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: species group (sometimes a species)

This taxon is a subspecies of Ninox [novaeseelandiae, connivens or boobook]

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Catalan: nínox australià
Czech: sovka bubuk
Danish: Lille Høgeugle
German: Boobookkauz
English: Australian Boobook, Southern or Red Boobook
Spanish: Nínox australiano
Estonian: väike-haugaskakk
Finnish: australianhaukkapöllö
French: Ninoxe d'Australie, Ninoxe d'Australie ou N. sombre
Croatian: australska ćukuša
Hungarian: ausztrál kakukkbagoly
Indonesian: Pungguk kokodok
Italian: Bubuk comune
Japanese: ミナミアオバズク
Scientific: Ninox [boobook or lurida], Ninox boobook
Lithuanian: australinė aštrianagė pelėda
Dutch: Australische Boeboekuil
Norwegian: Boobookugle
Polish: sowica australijska
Portuguese: mocho-australiano
Russian: Иглоногая сова-бубук
Slovak: sovka bubuk
Serbian: Australijski bubuk
Swedish: australisk spökuggla
Turkish: Avustralya Bubuğu
Ukrainian: сова-голконіг австралійська
Chinese: 南鹰鸮
Chinese (Traditional): 南方鷹鴞

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