Typical Owls (Strigidae)

Solomon Hawk-owl (Ninox jacquinoti) - HBW 5, p. 237

French: Ninoxe de Jacquinot German: Salomonenkauz Spanish: Nínox de las Solomón
Other common names: Solomon Boobook

Taxonomy: Athene jacquinoti Bonaparte, 1850, St George, Solomon Islands.
Relationships uncertain; probably closely related to N. odiosa. Subspecific divisions considered dubious by some, although most races appear fairly well defined; more research required. Seven subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • eichhorni (Hartert, 1927) - Buka, Bougainville and Choiseul.
  • jacquinoti (Bonaparte, 1850) - Ysabel and St George.
  • granti Sharpe, 1888 - Guadalcanal.

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  • eichhorni (Hartert, 1927) - Buka, Bougainville and Choiseul.
  • jacquinoti (Bonaparte, 1850) - Ysabel and St George.
  • granti Sharpe, 1888 - Guadalcanal.
  • mono Mayr, 1935 - Mono I.
  • floridae Mayr, 1935 - Florida I.
  • malaitae Mayr, 1931 - Malaita I.
  • roseoaxillaris (Hartert, 1929) - Bauro and San Cristobal.
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