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Gold Creek Reservoir
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Strigiformes > Strigidae

Southern Boobook

Ninox boobook

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Identification

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Small brownish owl with dark ‘glasses’ surrounding eyes. Plumage and size varies depending on region with some subspecies exhibiting much darker plumage than others. Fairly common in a wide variety of habitats. Similar to Morepork, and range overlaps in winter in southern Victoria; Southern Boobook is larger, lighter, and has less extensive spotting. Call is a familiar ‘boo-book’ with the second note lower pitched than the first, lower and rougher-sounding than Morepork.

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