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Togian Boobook Ninox burhani   - Adult male
Togian Boobook
Photographer : © M Indrawan/British Ornithologists' Club
Location :Togian Islands, central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Date : 13 April 2001
English synonyms:Togian Hawk Owl, Togian Hawk-owl, Togean Boobook, Togean Hawk Owl, Togean Hawk-owl
Bird Family :Strigidae - Typical Owls
Bird Group :STRIGIFORMES
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :A newly-described species discovered by M. Indrawan and S. Somadikarta of the University of Indonesia.

Ref: M. Indrawan & S. Somadikarta (2004) A new hawk-owl from the Togian Islands, Gulf of Tomini, central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Bull. B.O.C. 124(3): 160-171.

Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species newly described in Indrawan, M. and S. Somadikarta (2004) A new hawk-owl from the Togian Islands, Gulf of Tomini, central Sulawesi, Indonesia Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 124:160-171.

The species was discovered on 25 December 1999. The scientific name honours a local Indonesian conservationist named Burhan.

Distribution: Currently known only from three islands in the Togian group, an archipelago in the Gulf of Tomini, off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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