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Southern boobook

Ninox boobook

Description:

The smallest species of owl in Australia. The female is usually larger than the male. I believe the bird in the first photo is the male, and the bird in the second photo is female.

Habitat:

This pair was spotted in a deciduous tree in a backyard.

Notes:

The female has been coming back to the same tree every spring and summer for the past few years.

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Robert White
Spotted by
Robert White

Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Lat: -35.23, Long: 149.02

Spotted on Jan 22, 2019
Submitted on Jan 22, 2019

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