BOOBOOK OWL FACTS
The Boobook Owl is the smallest and most common owl in Australia. It is dark brown above and rufous-brown below with white streaks and spots. The face has brown disc and the eyes are large and yellow. Young Boobooks are whitish with dark brown faces.
Mopoke, Marbled Owl, Spotted Owl
25 - 29cm
many habitats from dense forest to open desert
insects, small mammals such as mice and bats. Prey is detected by listening and watching from a tall perch
Nest is usually in a tree hollow lined with wood shavings, leaves and twigs. Lays 2 - 3 white eggs.
throughout mainland Australia and Tasmania
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Boobook Owl|
Relatives in same Genus
Barking Owl (N. connivens)
Rufous Owl (N. rufa)
Brown Hawk-Owl (N. scutulata)
Powerful Owl (N. strenua)