This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Christidis, L.; Boles, W. E. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
Turbott, E. G. 1990. Checklist of the birds of New Zealand. Ornithological Society of New Zealand, Wellington.
Ninox novaeseelandiae, N. leucopsis and N. boobook (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as N. novaeseelandiae following Christidis and Boles (1994). Prior to that Ninox novaeseelandiae and N. boobook had been split following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
Distribution and population
Ninox novaseelandiae occurs on New Zealand, Norfolk Island (to Australia) and Tasmania, Australia (del Hoyo et al. 1999). The Lord Howe Island subspecies albaria went extinct during the 20th century (McAllan et al. 2004).
del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Sargatal, J. 1999. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 5: Barn-owls to Hummingbirds. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
McAllan, I. A.W.; Curtis, B. R.; Hutton, I.; Cooper, R.M. 2004. The birds of Lord Howe Island Group: a review of records. Australian Field Ornithology 21(Supplement): 1-82.
Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Harding, M., Khwaja, N.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Ninox novaeseelandiae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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Additional resources for this species
|Current IUCN Red List category||Not Recognised|
|Family||Strigidae (Typical Owls)|
|Species name author||(Gmelin, 1788)|