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Ninox burhani Indrawan & Somadikarta, 2004 (1 Viewer)


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The Eponym Dictionary of Birds claims:
Togian Hawk Owl Ninox burhani Indrawan & Somadikarta, 2004
Burhan is a local resident of Benteng village where this owl was first observed; the name honours his knowledge of the birdlife of Togian. He is one of several villagers interested in studying and conserving local birds. The owl is endemic to the Togian Islands near Sulawesi where the holotype was collected in a local swamp (2001). The describers said at the time that the unexpected discovery of a new endemic species, on an island group so close to the eastern peninsula of Sulawesi, offers hope that further endemic vertebrates may be found. But they warned: '... the discovery provides additional justification to halt forest clearance, which is increasing in the Togian Islands'.

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“The species is named for Burhan of Benteng village, in recognition of his knowledge of the birdlife of Togian. Burhan, Iling Taskir, Nasution and other members of the local community are capable students of, and interested to conserve, the islands’ birds and their habitats” (Indrawan & Somadikarta 2004) (Ninox).
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