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Least Boobook Ninox sumbaensis   - Adult
Least Boobook
Photographer : © Yann Muzika
Location :Lewa, Sumba, Indonesia
Date : 22 April 2016
English synonyms:Little Sumba Boobook, Little Sumba Hawk Owl, Little Sumba Hawk-owl
Bird Family :Strigidae - Typical Owls
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to the island of Sumba, Indonesia.

Although known since the late 1980s, the species was only formally described in 2002: Olsen, Jerry ; Wink, Michael; Sauer-Gürth, Hedi & Trost, Susan. (2002). "A new Ninox owl from Sumba, Indonesia". EMU vol. 102:223-231, CSIRO for the RAOU.

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