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Christmas Island Boobook Ninox natalis   - Adult
Christmas Island Boobook
Photographer : © Cherry Wong
Location :Christmas Island, Indian Ocean
Date : 2 September 2007
English synonyms:Christmas Island Hawk-Owl, Christmas Island Hawk Owl, Christmas Hawk Owl, Christmas Hawk-Owl
Bird Family :Strigidae - Typical Owls
Red Data Status :Vulnerable
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.

Separated from Moluccan Boobook Ninox squamipila following
Christidis, L.; Boles, W. E. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
Norman, J. A.; Christidis, L.; Westerman, M.; Hill, F. A. R. 1998. Molecular data confirms the species status of the Christmas Island Hawk-owl Ninox natalis. Emu 98: 197-208.

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