New Ireland boobook

New Ireland boobook

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Ninox variegata

The New Ireland boobook also known as the Bismarck hawk owl or Bismarck boobook, is a small to medium-sized owl measuring 25 to 30 cm in length. It is a dark rufous-brown above, with barred scapular feathers and variable amounts of spotting or barring on the wings and tail. Its underparts are whitish, with an unmarked pale throat, a dark barred upper breast and barring on the remainder of the underparts. Its face is dark brown, its eyes are brown or yellow, and its bill and legs are yellow. It is short-tailed and has heavy tarsi .

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References

1. New Ireland boobook Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Ireland_boobook
2. New Ireland boobook on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22689475/130164063

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