Friday, November 20, 2009

Boobook Owl

The Boobook Owl is one of the smallest and most common of Australia's owls, found everywhere including towns and cities.  It is often attacked by flocks of small birds, who no doubt think they'll get the predator while its eyes are closed!  It spends the day in dark areas or amongst thick leaves, and at dusk comes out to fly silently, hunting rats and mice, beetles and moths, and small birds.  Its call of "mopoke" or "boobook" identifies it.

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