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Conservation status: Not threatened or endangered.


The boobook owl is the most common and smallest owl in Australia. It is predominantly brown with bright green or yellow eyes and loves munching on insects and small vertebrates. This owl can be found all over Australia though it is not common in arid areas. When nesting, boobooks find holes in trees usually just over one metre in height to lay their eggs. They are nocturnal animals and live a fairly solitary life.  Habitat destruction is the main threat to the boobook owl.

Boobook Owl

Ninox boobook

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