Malaita Boobook Ninox malaitae

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: Mayr, 1931

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split species is only known to occur on a single island, where its population appears to be small or very small and is inferred to be undergoing continuing declines as its forest habitat is logged and degraded for subsistence gardens. It has therefore been classified as Vulnerable.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 6,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Ninox malaitae. Downloaded from on 24/03/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/03/2019.