Tony Keene birds.co.uk Tony Keene birds.co.uk where I'm based
 
 Artwork
      Paintings
      Sketches
 
 Photography
      Australian Birds
      Japanese Birds
      New Zealand Birds
      Swiss Birds
      British Birds
      Birds Elsewhere
      Hybrid Birds
      Escaped Birds
 
      Taxonomic list
 
      Australian Mammals   New!
      Australian Reptiles
      Australian Frogs
 
 Trip Reports
 
 Translation guide
 
All images are subject to copyright (unless otherwise stated) and may not be used or reproduced without permission.

Southern Boobook
Ninox novaeseelandiae

The Southern Boobook is a member of the hawk-owl family, related to the Powerful Owl and is moderately common. The name comes from a rendering of the call, which also gives rise to it's common name in New Zealand of Morepork and the Maori name Ruru. They are the smallest of the Australian owls and they feed on insects and small mammals. Click on the images for larger pictures.
 

Southern Boobook Southern Boobook

1-2: Gloucester Tops, 18/09/2010.