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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Strigidae.


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  • The first white settlers called Ninox boobook the cuckoo owl; to the Arrernte, it was the arkularkua.


  • Two subspecies of widespread Australian birds have been identified as threatened, the Cape York Peninsula form of rufous owl (Ninox rufa meesi) and the white-bellied form of crimson finch (Neochmia phaeton evangelinae).

    Cape York tropical savanna

  • Four of these species are considered vulnerable: Sumba buttonquail (Turnix everetti), red-naped fruit-dove (Ptilinopus dohertyi), Sumba boobook (Ninox rudolfi), and Sumba hornbill (Aceros everetti).

    Sumba deciduous forests

  • Re-establishment of an endangered subspecies: The Norfolk Island Boobook owl Ninox novaeseelandiae undulata.

    Norfolk Island subtropical forests

  • The Norfolk Island boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae royana), an endemic owl, was reduced to a single female in 1987 but has since mated successfully with a male New Zealand boobook (Ninox novaeseelandiae), and some of their offspring have also survived and bred.

    Norfolk Island subtropical forests

  • Density and total population estimates for the threatened Christmas Island Hawk-owl Ninox natalis.

    Christmas and Cocos Islands tropical forests

  • Despite its small size, Christmas Island supports a large number of endemic species and subspecies including one of the rarest owls in the world, the Christmas Island hawk owl (Ninox natalis).

    Christmas and Cocos Islands tropical forests

  • Managing Director David Baldock said Ninox was operating successfully, with

    Crikey ยป Canberra Calling

  • In the US in 2003 Ninox won a settlement against Turner Broadcasting Systems over similarities in a show it discussed with advertising agency McCann Erickson and a TBS show.


  • Managing director David Baldock said Ninox was operating successfully, with Sensing Murder sold overseas.



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