Can grow between 25-36cm, with a weight of 170-360g.
Habitat and Distribution
The Boobook is found in many habitats from forest to desert.
Mainly insects, but also mammals (bats & rodents), birds, lizards and frogs.
Groups and Breeding
Boobook’s breed between August – October normally in a tree cavity. They lay between 2-5 eggs which are incubated for 31-35 days, The young fledge at about 5 weeks but remain with the parents for a further 2-3 months.
The main threat is habitat clearance, if the trees are cut down they will have no hollows in which to breed.
The southern boobook has almost 20 alternative common names.