Papuan boobook
Jungle hawk owl
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae
Genus: Ninox
N. theomacha
Binomial name
Ninox theomacha

(Bonaparte, 1855)

The Papuan boobook, jungle boobook or jungle hawk owl (Ninox theomacha) is a medium-sized, dark-colored owl. It has a dark gray-brown facial disk with lighter colored eyebrows, sooty or chocolate underparts, and mainly dark gray wings.

It lives mainly in lowland forests, montane forests, and submontane forests, mainly on the forests’ edges. It is found in northwestern and southeastern New Guinea.

Uses of the name

The Jungle Hawk Owl is the name of a long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle developed by students at MIT.