Moluccan Boobook
Hantu boobook 1
Hantu Boobook (Ninox squamipila)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Strigiformes
Family Strigidae
Genus Ninox sp.

The Moluccan boobook or Moluccan hawk-owl (Ninox sp.), is a group of boobooks in the Strigidae family. They are found in Indonesia. The three species formerly were considered conspecific. Natural habitat for all species is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.


Most taxonomists recognize three species:

Tanimbar Boobook (PL Sclater, 1883) (Ninox forbesi)
Halmahera Boobook (GR Gray, 1861) (Ninox hypogramma)
Hantu Boobook (Bonaparte, 1850) (Ninox squamipila)
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