Sumba Boobook

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Sumba Boobook is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

the Sumba Boobook (Sumba is west of Timor) as a separate species, so there isn’t a ‘Northern’ Boobook as such.Best wishes,IanLinks: Barn Owl Tawny Frogmouth Australian Owlet-nightjar – Ian Montgomery, Birdway Pty Ltd, 454 Forestry Road, Bluewater, Qld 4818 Phone: +61-7 4751 3115 Preferred Email: Website: - Lee’s Addition: Boobooks are in the Strigidae Family of the Strigiformes Order. More

Little Sumba Boobook Ninox sumbaensis - Adult Little Sumba Boobook Photographer : More

the calling Little Sumba Boobook would have to wait until the following morning. Arriving pre-dawn the next morning we quietly walked towards the duetting pair of the recently described Little Sumba Boobook. After some careful manoeuvring we spotlit one of these charming owls as it continued to call, unperturbed. Though a distant calling Sumba Boobook would have to wait until tonight as the light increased and the dawn chorus of unresponsive Elegant Pitta’s kicked in. More

Sumba Boobook and the recently described Little Sumba Boobook. Night in Lewa. Days 3-4: Two days will be spent in the forest patches to the east and west of Lewa. We shall spend time birding along the quiet road through forest patches in search of Sumba’s rare endemics, including the endangered Sumba Hornbill, Sumba Green Pigeon, spectacular Red-naped Fruit Dove, Sumba Myzomela and the 3 endemic flycatchers; Sumba, Sumba Brown and Sumba Jungle Flycatchers. More

The Sumba Boobook looks like northern form of Aust. Boobook, short tailed small boobook with brown throat, but no spectacles around eye. Beast pale grey white with streaks not continuous. Upper belly streaked, but lower part without streaks. No spotting on back or cap. In flight its appearance was sandy brown. Sexes dimorphic, one sex higher call "whoo" than the other "whoo up". More

The Sumba boobook, a kind of owl, is often heard but not seen. For hours on end it repeatedly issues a two-note call that sounds somewhat like a cuckoo. Wild Side Of the seven endemic bird species on Sumba, three are stable More

* Little Sumba Boobook, Ninox sumbaensis * Southern Boobook, Ninox novaeseelandiae * Morepork, Ninox (novaeseelandiae) novaeseelandiae * Norfolk Island Boobook, Ninox novaeseelandiae undulata - extinct (1996) * Southern Boobook, Ninox (novaeseelandiae) boobook * Lord Howe Island Morepork, Ninox novaeseelandiae/boobook More

Order : Strigiformes
Family : Strigidae
Genus : Ninox
Species : rudolfi
Authority : Meyer, 1882