In 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.
The northern boobook is currently split into a sedentary and migratory subspecies: N.j. totogo (distributed in Taiwan and Ryukyu Islands with type locality in Lanyu) and N.j. japonica (which is distributed throughout the rest of its range), respectively. However, new research suggests that a revision must be made, as it has been determined that there is low genetic differentiation between migratory and sedentary populations of this species.
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- Ninox japonica
- Thai: นกเค้าเหยี่ยวพันธุ์เหนือ, nok khao yieow phan neua
- Ninox scutulata japonica
Least Concern (IUCN3.1)