Southern Boobook

Ninox novaeseelandiae

During the breeding season the Boobook is commonly heard calling around the lake at night. In daylight they roost in dense foliage as, if detected, they will be harassed by other birds.
Boobooks feed on insects, lizards and small mammals.

  • Length: 25-35cm
  • Clutch Size: 2-3

Drawings kindly provided by Pam Free. Photography and text by David Free. Audio clips provided by David Secomb.