Ninox (Ninox) novaeseelandiae (Gmelin, 1788)

Southern Boobook

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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. source: OZ Animals

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Record a Sighting


Compiled distribution map

Occurence records map



Biodiversity Heritage Library

Content and maps have been accessed from Atlas of Living Australia ( and Birdlife Australia (