Boobook Owl

Name

Southern Boobook Owl

Scientific Name

Ninox boobook

Characteristics

Boobooks have distinctive facial disks and ours is brown on their backs, with lighter fronts. 

Diet

A Boobook Owl's diet is generally made up of small mammals.

Size Fact

Boobook Owls are approx. 35cm tall. 

Food Fact

Generally feeds on small mammals, especially small mice and small birds. They will also take invertebrates including beetles and moths. 

Fun Fact

When Boobook Owls chirp, they sound like crickets. 

IUCN Red list

They are marked as Least Concern on the IUCN List. 

Where do I live?

Boobooks are found throughout mainland Australia and Tasmania, and on some coastal islands.

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