A new Ninox owl from Sumba, Indonesia

  title={A new Ninox owl from Sumba, Indonesia},
  author={Jerry Olsen and Michael Wink and Hedi Sauer-G{\"u}rth and Susanna L Trost},
  journal={Emu - Austral Ornithology},
  pages={223 - 231}
Abstract Since the late 1980s ornithologists have reported an unknown Otus owl from the island of Sumba, Indonesia. From a specimen of this unknown owl we analysed the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene in feathers and compared its sequence with those in our data library, which includes most owl genera. A phylogenetic analysis unequivocally places the unknown owl into the Ninox clade. It differs from N. novaeseelandiae and N. scutulata by 8.2 and 9.1% nucleotide substitutions, but our Ninox data… Expand
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