Ninox is a genus of true owls comprising about 30 species found in Asia and Australasia. Many species are known as hawk-owls or boobooks. Note that the northern hawk-owl (Surnia ulula) is not a member of this genus. Molecular analysis indicates the genus is an early offshoot from the ancestors of the rest of the true owls, and are maybe best-classified in a subfamily Ninoxinae with the genera Sceloglaux and Uroglaux.
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