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Northern boobook

Thai: นกเค้าเหยี่ยวพันธุ์เหนือ, nok khao yieow phan neua

Binomial name: Ninox japonica, Coenraad Jacob Temminck & Hermann Schlegel, 1844

The northern boobook (Ninox japonica) is a species of bird in the true owl family. It was split from the brown hawk-owl (Ninox scutulata). It is found in eastern Russia (Ussuriland), North Korea, South Korea, northern and central China, and Japan.

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Scientific classification

Ninox japonica

Common names

  • Thai: นกเค้าเหยี่ยวพันธุ์เหนือ, nok khao yieow phan neua


  • Ninox scutulata japonica

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

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Distribution map of Northern boobook, Ninox japonica in Thailand
  • Bangkok Province
  • Laem Pak Bia
  • Mueang Khon Kaen District, Khon Kaen
  • Mueang Krabi District, Krabi
  • Mueang Nonthaburi District, Nonthaburi

Range map of Ninox japonica in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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