Boobook Owl


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.

Interesting fact’s
The southern boobook has almost 20 alternative common names.