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Ninox
Southern-boobook
Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae)
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Strigiformes
Family Strigidae
Genus Ninox

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. The genus was introduced by the English naturalist Brian Houghton Hodgson in 1837.

Species

It contains the following species:

Andaman Hawk-owl (Beavan, 1867) (Ninox affinis)
Southern Boobook (Latham, 1801) (Ninox boobook)
 Ninox boobook boobook
 Ninox boobook cinnamomina
 Ninox boobook fusca
 Ninox boobook halmaturina
 Ninox boobook lurida
 Ninox boobook moae
 Ninox boobook ocellata
 Ninox boobook plesseni
 Ninox boobook pusilla
 Ninox boobook remigialis
 Ninox boobook rotiensis
Barking Owl (Latham, 1801) (Ninox connivens)
Northern Boobook (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) (Ninox japonica)
Morepork (Gmelin, 1788) (Ninox novaeseelandiae)
 †Lord Howe Boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae albaria)
 †Norfolk Boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae undulata)
Hume's Hawk-owl (Hume, 1872) (Ninox obscura)
Chocolate Boobook (Deignan, 1951) (Ninox randi)
Sumba Boobook (Meyer, 1882) (Ninox rudolfi)
Rufous Owl (Gould, 1846) (Ninox rufa)
Brown Hawk-owl (Raffles, 1822) (Ninox scutulata)
Powerful Owl (Latham, 1801) (Ninox strenua)
Little Sumba Hawk-owl (Olsen, Wink, Sauer-Gurth & Trost, 2002) (Ninox sumbaensis)
White-browed Hawk-owl (Vieillot, 1817) (Ninox superciliaris)
Philippine hawk-owl group
 Camiguin Hawk-owl (Rasmussen et al., 2012) (Ninox leventisi)
 Mindoro Hawk-owl (Ogilvie-Grant, 1896) (Ninox mindorensis)
 Luzon Hawk-owl (Bonaparte, 1855) (Ninox philippensis)
  Ninox philippensis centralis
  Ninox philippensis philippensis
  Ninox philippensis ticaoensis
 Mindanao Hawk-owl (Tweeddale, 1879) (Ninox spilocephala)
 Romblon Hawk-owl (Bourns & Worcester, 1894) (Ninox spilonotus)
  Ninox spilonotus spilonotus
  Ninox spilonotus fischeri
 Sulu Hawk-owl (Oustalet, 1880) (Ninox reyi)
 Cebu Hawk-owl (Rasmussen et al., 2012) (Ninox rumseyi)
Cinnabar Boobook (Rasmussen, 1999) (Ninox ios)
Ochre-bellied Boobook (Schlegel, 1866) (Ninox ochracea)
Moluccan boobook group
 Tanimbar Boobook (PL Sclater, 1883) (Ninox forbesi)
 Halmahera Boobook (GR Gray, 1861) (Ninox hypogramma)
 Hantu Boobook (Bonaparte, 1850) (Ninox squamipila)
Togian Boobook (Indrawan & Somadikarta, 2004) (Ninox burhani)
Solomons Boobook (Bonaparte, 1850) (Ninox jacquinoti)
Manus Boobook (Rothschild & Hartert, 1914) (Ninox meeki)
Christmas Boobook (Lister, 1889) (Ninox natalis)
New Britain Boobook (Sclater, 1877) (Ninox odiosa)
Speckled Boobook (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830) (Ninox punctulata)
Papuan Boobook (Bonaparte, 1855) (Ninox theomacha)
New Ireland Boobook (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830) (Ninox variegata)
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