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The Hume's hawk-owl (Ninox obscura) belongs to the family Strigidae under the order Strigiformes.

Hume's hawk-owl taxonomy

The family Strigidae comprises nearly 220 living species in 25 genera, including genus Ninox. The family Strigidae was described by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in the year 1820.

The genus Ninox was first introduced by Brian Houghton Hodgson (1 February 1800 – 23 May 1894), a pioneer naturalist and ethnologist, in the year 1837. The genus Ninox comprises about 35 species, including species Ninox obscura.

The species Ninox obscura was first described by Allan Octavian Hume, CB ICS (6 June 1829 – 31 July 1912), a political reformer, ornithologist and botanist, in the year 1872.

The species Ninox obscura is monotypic. Earlier, Ninox obscura was considered conspecific with Ninox scutulata, Ninox japonica and Ninox randi.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Ninox obscura
Species:N. obscura
Hume's hawk-owl - Ninox obscura
1.Hume's hawk-owl - Ninox obscura 358
Image by Balaji Venkatesh Sivaramakrishnan

Hume's hawk-owl - Ninox obscura
2.Image of Ninox obscura
Image by Albinjacob

Hume's hawk-owl - Ninox obscura
3.Image of Ninox obscura
Image by Savithri Singh

Hume's hawk-owl - Ninox obscura
4.Ninox obscura
Image by John Gerrard Keulemans (1842–1912)
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1.Image source: (cropped)
Image author: Balaji Venkatesh Sivaramakrishnan | License: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 as on 3/18/18
2.Image source: (cropped)
Image author: Albinjacob | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 3/18/18
3.Image source: (cropped)
Image author: Savithri Singh | License: CC BY-SA 4.0 as on 3/18/18
4.Image source: (cropped)
Image author: John Gerrard Keulemans (1842–1912) | License: Public domain
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